17th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing

The French-German Institute for the Industry of Future (Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) has organized to the 17th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing. The objective of the conference was to provide an international forum for researchers to share and discuss visions, to disseminate recent advances, views and perspectives, and thus, to generate a significant impact on variability management in the context of Industry 4.0.

Tolerancing has a long history in research and practice, and advances in the computational power to assist complex analyses and simulations have given the field as trong new trajectory as an integral tool in managing the product lifecycle. The promise of Industry 4.0 is that product realization is supported by intelligent devices distributed throughout the manufacturing environment. Presentations and discussions highlight the presence of the digital thread and digital twin provides additional opportunities in the field of tolerancing and metrology.

Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and travel restrictions in some countries, the CIRP CAT conference was a hybrid conference that ran fully in-person and fully virtually. The CIRP CAT conference ran as a full, in-person, traditional conference: Oral presentation is 30 minutes, including discussion. All events (including opening and closing ceremonies, keynotes and scientific presentations) were streamed live via the TEAMS platform.

69 participants from 11 countries attended the conference. The conference received 55 paper submissions. A total of 37 papers were presented in 14 sessions.

The conference featured four keynote presentations from:

  • Dr. Marc Wawerla (ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions Strategic Business Unit of the ZEISS Group), “Algorithms and Software for Sustainable Production”
  • Dr. Thierry Yalamas (Phimeca Engineering), ‘Partial overview of industrial issues requiring good modeling of uncertainties”
  • Prof. Kristina Wärmefjord (Chalmers University of Technology), “Digital twins for geometry assurance – recent advances and future challenges”
  • Prof. Enrico Savio (University of Padua), “Economic benefits of metrology in industrial digital manufacturing”