According to O’Fallon Casting, OFC Customers have varying degrees of MBD implementation. Some provide a solid model with a fully dimensioned drawings others with partially dimensioned and sometimes with drawings that contain no dimensions whatsoever. O’Fallon Casting has found that limited dimension drawings, especially for larger sizes of castings, are an effective way for an engineer to convey information regarding the important features of a part design.
Model Based Definition has helped
- Reduce the cycle time from receipt of a design to the shipment of product.
- Toolmaking has become faster and more accurate as has the inspection of first articles.
- The First Pass Yield of MBD parts is better than it is for castings from tooling manufactured from fully dimensioned drawings.
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