WST 4900 Cowl Alignment Tool: Daimler Trucks NA
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WST 4900 Cowl Alignment Tool: Daimler Trucks NA

WST 4900 Cowl Alignment Tool: Daimler Trucks NA

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Published: May 17, 2018 0 0 445
By: Joseph Erdy, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Category: Engineering
Hashtags: #CAD #Daimler #DaimlerTrucksNorthAmerica #Design #Engineering #freightliner #Manufacturing #ManufacturingEngineer #ManufacturingEngineering #Mechanical #MechanicalEngineering #NX #Project #Trucks #WesternStar

I was tasked with replicating a tool used by floor operators to install hood cowls on cabs during cab assembly. This was part of an effort to assist Daimler's Cleveland, NC build Western Star 4900 trucks. Many of the tools used to build 4900 trucks in Portland, OR were undocumented and handcrafted. My job was to track down custom tools and document them so they could be copied and sent to Cleveland.
I designed this assembly in Siemens NX and outsourced the fabrication to a local machine shop.