Topics: Management and Organization
Using tolerance stacks ensures that parts fit together properly, reducing scrap and rework, thereby increasing value. This 3-day advanced-level course includes everything covered in the 2-day foundational-level course. It explains how to use tolerance stacks to analyze product designs and how to use geometric tolerances in stacks. You’ll learn the essential methods used for creating 1D part and assembly tolerance stacks, including these six critical concepts:
1.The importance of stacks
2.The two-column stack method using the SAE stack spreadsheet
3.Determining a stack path
4.Creating 1D part and assembly stacks
6.Resolving assumptions and inane tolerances
The course discusses how virtual condition and worst-case boundaries affect part assembly. You’ll practice calculating part and assembly stacks using directly toleranced dimensions, runout/concentricity, equal bilateral/unilateral profile, position tolerances (RFS & MMC) with datum references at RMB and MMB, using form and orientation tolerances applied to features (surfaces) and features of size (e.g., holes, pins, slots, tabs, etc.). You’ll also gain experience performing tolerance stacks that involve various types of geometric tolerances (e.g., runout, position, profile, etc.). Each lesson focuses on a key learning goal by giving you the opportunity to work on and master two to five specific performance objectives.
This advanced-level course also includes:
The knowledge and skills acquired will enable you to increase your understanding of part function. You’ll be able to discover and resolve problems early in the product development process rather than in prototype or production. You’ll make more intelligent design decisions, be better able to evaluate design proposals and change requests, and have an increased understanding of GD&T.
Each participant should bring a laptop with Excel and PowerPoint to utilize the Tolerance Stacks Digital Exercise workbooks.
Each participant receives:
The course features more than 40 practice problems and in-depth coverage of tolerance stacks applications based on the ASME Y14.5 Standard.
After completing this advanced-level course, you’ll be able to:
This course is valuable for product designers, engineers, and checkers responsible for the fit and function of the product. Gage designers; process and manufacturing engineers; supplier quality engineers/professionals; inspectors; and technicians will also benefit from this course.
Participants should have a good understanding of GD&T based on their applicable ASME Y14.5 Standard, either through work experience or knowledge gained by participating in a course, such as our Fundamentals of GD&T instructor-led or eLearning training.
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
Jim Beary, John-Paul Belanger, Evan Kessick, Alexander Krulikowski, Ming Li, Dale MacPherson, Curtis Pawlowski, Harry Taylor, or Andy Yu
All SAE GD&T instructors are industry professionals with years of experience applying geometric dimensioning and tolerancing on the job.
SAE instructors use identical training materials and lesson plans, so you receive the same class presentation from every trainer.