Topics: Design Engineering and Styling
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is used as a symbolic way of showing specific tolerances on drawings. GD&T is a valuable tool that effectively communicates the design intent to manufacturing and inspection. It is governed by the technical standard ASME Y14.5-2018 (recently revised from the 2009 edition). This course introduces participants to the GD&T system, providing a working knowledge of the correct interpretation and application of each symbol, general rules, the datum system, and 'bonus' tolerance and highlighting some of the changes in the updated Y14.5 standard - - most notably, the deletion of concentricity and symmetry. The material is reinforced with many practice exercises.
By participating in this course, you'll be able to:
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.
This course is ideal for anyone who has a need to apply or interpret geometric tolerances on a product print. Product engineers, manufacturing engineers, CAD designers, quality inspectors, and other engineering and manufacturing personnel will all benefit from a better understanding of design requirements; improved communication with customers and suppliers; and improving designs by taking advantage of bonus tolerance and other GD&T benefits. Participants should have an understanding of basic blueprint reading.
This course satisfies a requirement in the Product Engineering Tools and Methods Certificate Program.
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"This course gave a great overview of GD&T principles, and pointed me in the right direction for further training."
Motorsports Design Engineer
"Great course for anyone that has been exposed to GD&T for a few years and wants to gain a great fundamental knowledge of the topic!"
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John-Paul Belanger is president of Geometric Learning Systems, a consulting firm specializing in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). For over twenty years, he has trained people throughout North America and Europe in the proper interpretation and application of GD&T per the Y14.5 standard by using practical examples. Mr. Belanger is certified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as a Senior GD&T Professional, and has worked with a wide range of companies in the automotive, aerospace, electronic, and other industries to apply tolerances and perform stack calculations. He holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan specializing in aircraft design and safety.