New Tolerance Capability Web App Reduces Product Failure Cost by up to 75 Percent

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A new web application called Tolcap that enables manufacturers to effectively assess tolerance capability at the early stage of a product design has been developed in the UK by tolerancing experts Capra Technology.

Engineering consultant using Tolcap for online tolerancing calculations

Engineering consultants Capra Technology and Clever4, the Yorkshire based web design company, have launched an online tolerancing software tool, called Tolcap

Tolcap, which is equally applicable to all areas of engineering, supports six-sigma design and facilitates tolerance stack analysis.

For products to be cost-and-quality effective, careful analysis and assignment of tolerances are critical stages in the developmental cycle.

Extensive trials have demonstrated that Tolcap, the new web based software application from Capra Technology, can reduce quality failure costs by as much as 75 percent while also improving product quality and increasing product profit.

Tolcap resulted from many years of experience and offers a new means for accurate, consistent and rapid analysis and allocation of capable tolerances. It supports the prediction of potential process capability problems and assesses the acceptability of design characteristics against likely failure severity. It also specifies appropriate process capability targets for internal manufacture and external supply.

Additionally, the application enables the effects of material choice and design geometry on process capability to be assessed. Its underlying data is representative of best practice in industry, collected from a wide range of sources including internal standards, specialist organizations, engineering texts and experimental studies.

Tolcap, which is equally applicable to all areas of engineering, supports six-sigma design and facilitates tolerance stack analysis.

Product designers, engineers, manufacturers and design consultants can put Tolcap to the test free of charge at http://www.tolcap.com/guest.

Following a successful free-trial period, Tolcap is available to business customers from just £245 per month for a 2-concurrent user license. Students and lecturers working in an accredited academic environment may apply for on-going free access to Tolcap.

For more information about Tolcap and its benefits, visit http://www.tolcap.com.

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