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Classifying Industry Standard Fasteners

Why should companies like mine reinvent classification (and attribute) schemas for the thousands of industry standard items such as nuts, bolts, screws, washers, O-rings, and other fasteners? The job of designing and classifying the myriad of proprietary items manufactured by companies is daunting enough, let alone developing and assigning classifications to all the “nuts & bolts” that tie them together.


Has any work been done by suppliers to predefine and provide classification and attribute information that can be loaded into the Teamcenter Classification system for items they sell to manufacturers/OEMs? Have other manufacturing companies pressed suppliers for this type of information?  I'm interested in hearing from the Teamcenter community on availability of this information.

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Re: Classifying Industry Standard Fasteners

You didn't mention which CAD system you're using but I assume it isn't NX else you would know about:
NX Machinery Library - which contains ANSI, ISO, DIN, UNI and other standard formats in both Inch and Metric.
NX Manufacturing Resource Library (MRL) - which contains turning, milling and other tooling assemblies.
Reuse Library - for importing Vendor catalogs and building internal catalogs.

Randy Ellsworth, Teamcenter Architect, Applied CAx, LLC
NX 11.0.1.mp01 | SW 2016 | TcUA 11.2.3
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