Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing allows you to fully communicate the functional requirements of your design, advising the manufacturer of the maximum amount of allowable deviation while still producing a viable component.
An experienced, specialist trainer
Years of industry experience
Dedicated training facilities
Personal attendance certificate
Lunch & refreshments
About this course
Companies strive to improve their profitability and a key element to achieve this is the link between product design and manufacture. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a standardised system that when understood and used effectively, can significantly reduce manufacturing costs and improve quality. This course provides a comprehensive introduction into how to apply, read and understand technical drawings employing GD&T, aligned to:
- ASME Y14.5-2009 International Drawing Standard
- SANS 10111 South African National Standard
- ISO International Drawing Standard
- BS 8888
The GD&T Training Course provides a comprehensive introduction into how to apply, read and understand technical drawings employing Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing. The GD&T language has been standardised by various technical bodies including ASME, ISO and SANS, see below. In general the basic principles remain the same, with only a few specific differences, which will be outlined.
Our standard course is aligned to:
- Introduction to Geometric Tolerances
- Feature control frames
- Theoretically exact dimensions
- Geometric characteristics
- Modifying symbols
Course material is supplemented by training exercises enabling candidates to understand and apply geometric principles. Candidates are encouraged to bring along their own sample drawings for discussion and peer review at the end of the second day.
Who Should Attend?
This course is suited towards all individuals involved in design and manufacturing processes, from design engineers through to manufacturing engineers, technicians and inspectors of all abilities.
TECHNIA are an OEM endorsed training provider
Companies strive to improve their profitability and a key element to achieve this is the link between product design and manufacture. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a standardised system that when understood and used effectively, can significantly reduce manufacturing costs and improve quality.
It is important to understand that no manufactured part can ever be made to an exact size as specified in a CAD model. There will always be some variation in terms of form, orientation or position due to the imperfections of any manufacturing process. It is a design engineer’s role to detail the limits of this size variation, to ensure that the part will still meet its requirements. Manufacturing engineers must then take this design, and ensure that adequate processes are in place to produce suitably finished components.
Obviously, the tighter the controls applied by designers, the more difficult it is for manufacturers (and therefore more expensive), to produce parts. GD&T is an approach to part design that allows far greater control over form, orientation and position of features, as compared to traditional limit-based dimensioning. Whilst this approach initially sounds complicated, it provides flexibility to greatly control the size and position of features to ensure functional parts, and increase the available tolerance on features. These often larger tolerances can reduce manufacturing costs and reduce scrap rates.
The course overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary depending on location.
TECHNIA are pleased to offer both classroom training at TECHNIA’s dedicated offices or onsite training with the customer.
Our modern, well-equipped training facilities are located within TECHNIA’s South African headquarters, centrally positioned in the heart of Edenvale. These facilities offer ample free onsite parking and are well served by a range of local hotel and bed & breakfast options to suit all budgets.
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