Protomatic Offers Classes to Improve GD&T Accuracy
When GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) is poorly specified or incorrectly interpreted, many things can happen. All of them bad.
- Datum schemes are incomplete, irrational or in conflict
- Features related to these datums are ill defined, incomplete or open to interpretation
- Up to 80% of drawings are estimated to be dimensionally deficient
There is no question that GD&T accuracy is a growing concern. It is very important that engineers refresh themselves on the subject; and that purchasing agents, managers and support personnel who work with GD&T understand the concepts.
Protomatic to offer GD&T classes
Protomatic, a precision CNC manufacturer, has teamed with M and M Consulting to provide expert GD&T training for individuals in manufacturing. A series of two-day, open enrollment courses will be held at the Protomatic training facility in Dexter, Michigan (just 10 miles from Ann Arbor). The sessions will be August 1 & 2 and August 28 & 29. Fee is $650 per person.
What is covered
In this two-day GD&T course, you’ll learn how to correctly apply and interpret its rules, definitions, principles and symbols per the American National Standard (ASME Y14.5 – 2009). The course provides a common language, so set-up requirements and tolerance zones are clearly understood. Topics to include:
- Definitions and fundamental rules
- Dimensions, tolerances and GD&T
- Datum features and schemes
- Form, orientation, location, profile, and runout tolerances
- Related thoughts
- A business case for GD&T
Register today, space is limited
About the author: Doug Wetzel is Vice President and General Manager of Protomatic. Protomatic is a CNC precision machining shop specializing in prototype and short-run production components for the medical, aerospace and other technical industries. Because of the critical nature of the parts they design and manufacture, the emphasis is always on Life-Saving Precision.