Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
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Engineering Drawings are the fundamental method used to convey technical information to manufacturing and inspection. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T) is a common manufacturing language which describes the geometry of a part and the allowable tolerance for variation. It is used in conjunction with traditional dimensions and tolerances. When applied properly the design engineer can precisely define a feature’s location, size, shape and orientation. GD&T also guarantees manufacturing, quality and suppliers can properly interpret the design intent and apply the tolerance in order to produce and measure the part using the lowest cost process.
This training will cover GD&T symbols and interpretation of the symbols and methods used on manufacturers’ technical drawings. The participants will leave with an understanding of the methodology of GD&T and be able to incorporate it into their day-to-day work experiences.
Who Should Attend? This workshop is designed for design engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality professionals, production staff and anyone with a basic ability to read engineering drawings.
Topics to be covered:
- Symbols and Terms
- The Limits of Size
- How the Geometric Tolerancing System Works
- Introduction to Position Verification
- Product Plans and Virtual Condition
- The Datum Reference Frame
- Datum Feature Modifiers
- Form Tolerances
- Orientation Tolerances
- Profile Tolerancing
- Position Tolerances
- Coaxial Tolerances
- Boundary Formulas
Instructor: Mike Clark is a Mechanical Engineer with close to 20 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Operations and Engineering Management. Working in a broad range of industries from Defense/Aerospace to durable and consumable consumer products, Mike honed his Structured Problem Solving skills and became a certified Master Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma. As founder and primary of Inside Edge Consulting, Mike has dedicated himself to helping organizations create and implement a training strategy which develops employees at every level in the business. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University.
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