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GD&T for Manufacturing 1-Day
(ASME Y14.5-2009 Standard)

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ID# ET2726
.7 CEUs

Providing you have an understanding of GD&T fundamentals, this course teaches an introduction to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and its impact on the manufacturing process.
Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course focuses on the basic requirements of engineering drawings, size dimensions, form tolerances, and the datum system, as well as the impact of tolerancing requirements on production. Newly acquired learning is reinforced with numerous practice problems.

  • What You Receive
  • Learning Objectives
  • Who Should Attend
  • Topical Outline

Each attendee receives a robust collection of learning resources including:

  • A copy of GD&T for Manufacturing course book, by Alex Krulikowski
  • A GD&T Ultimate Pocket Guide (’09)
  • Class handouts
  • An official certificate of completion

Thousands of students have learned GD&T through Alex Krulikowski’s textbooks, self-study courses, computer-based training, and online learning center. Students who attend courses like this one walk away with more than knowledge. They gain on-the-job skills because the learning materials are performance-based.

By attending this class, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic facts about engineering drawings
  • Recognize the types of dimensions and tolerances used on engineering drawings
  • Explain the basic concepts and requirements of size dimensions
  • Answer five basic questions for interpreting form tolerances
  • Describe the basic concepts of the datum system and planar datums
  • Answer five basic questions for interpreting orientation, position, runout, and profile of a surface tolerances
  • Explain the purpose and limitations of in-process inspection methods
  • Assess the GD&T on a typical drawing and determine the impact to manufacturing

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for product engineers, designers, checkers, and engineering managers, and supplier quality engineers.

Students should have completed ETI's Engineering Drawing Requirements course or equivalent.

Engineering Drawings

  • Engineering drawing purposes
  • Relationship between drawings and part function
  • Applicable standards on drawings
  • Why drawings are legal documents
  • Fundamental tolerancing rules

Dimensions and Tolerances

  • Geometry attributes of a part
  • General dimensioning symbols
  • General notes, flag notes, and local notes;
  • The 14 major GD&T symbols
  • The feature control frame
  • Basic dimensions
  • Implied specifications from assumptions

Size Dimensions

  • Feature and feature of size
  • Maximum material condition (MMC)
  • Regardless of feature size (RFS)
  • Rule #1 and its effect on a size dimension

Form Tolerances

  • Form deviations
  • Flatness, straightness, and circularity tolerances
  • How bonus tolerances affect part processing
  • Correctly specifying form tolerances

Datum System and Planar Datums

  • The shortcomings of implied datums
  • The benefits of a datum system
  • Planar datums

Datum Targets and Size Datums

  • Datum target symbols and applications
  • Datum targets establishing a datum reference frame
  • Terms used with size datums
  • Specifying an axis and a center plane as a datum
  • Recognizing when an MMB exists
  • Differences between MMB and RMB datum applications

Orientation Tolerances

  • Interpreting perpendicularity and parallelism tolerances
  • Bonus tolerance effects on part processing
  • Correct specification of an orientation tolerance 

Position Tolerances

  • Interpreting a position tolerance of a feature of size
  • Recognizing when a bonus tolerance exists
  • Correct specification of position tolerance

Runout Tolerances

  • Effects of a runout tolerance
  • Circular runout tolerance interpretation
  • Correct specification of a runout tolerance

Profile of a Surface Tolerances

  • Effects of a profile of a surface tolerance
  • Basic requirements of a profile of surface tolerance
  • Profile of surface tolerance interpretation
  • Correct specification of a profile of a surface tolerance

In-Process Inspection

  • The purpose of in-process and final inspection and their differences
  • Categories of inspection tools
  • Common in-process inspection tools
  • Limitations of in-process inspection
  • Tools capable of verifying certain applications

Assessing GD&T on Your Drawings

  • Identifying and understanding items on a drawing:
  • Applicable standards
  • Names of geometric tolerances
  • Which symbols apply to a feature or a feature of size
  • MMC for each feature of size
  • Size of the Rule #1 boundary for the features of size
  • Datums indicated
  • Amount of bonus tolerance for the position tolerance
  • Which dimensions are related to a datum reference frame
  • If geometric tolerances are specified correctly
  • Answers to the five basic questions for interpreting geometric tolerances
  • In-process inspection methods that could be used

Course summary, final learning assessment

Instructor(s): This course is taught by one of ETI’s approved instructors, each of whom has been vetted and mentored by Alex Krulikowski.

ID# ET2726 - GD&T for Manufacturing 1-Day - .7 CEUs

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Fee: Call for pricing

This seminar can be customized to meet the needs of your organization
For onsite workshop information — or to request a custom quote package — contact a GD&T account executive at 1-800-886-0909, email, or use our online training quote request form.


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