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Bridging the Skills Gap: Empowering the Manufacturing Industry through Training

by Crystal Bemis on January 10, 2024.

The manufacturing industry is facing a workforce shortage, resulting in a loss of tribal knowledge and a widening skills gap. Discover how manufacturers are addressing this through employee training programs - and how GD&T Basics can help your team gain a comprehensive understanding of how to accurately interpret and analyze engineering prints, ensure compliance with industry drawing standards, and acquire the skills needed for effective inspection practices.

Meet the GD&T Basics Team: Molly Olson, GD&T Instructor

by Crystal Bemis on April 17, 2023.

Molly Olson is one of our expert GD&T Instructors, with a wealth of valuable real-world experience in quality control and inspection. She has spent nearly 20 years as a Quality Inspector and CMM Programmer and Operator across several different industries, including aerospace, firearms, robotics, and prosthetics.

Understanding the Skills Needed for Engineering Work

by Tom Geiss on December 6, 2021.

Today, I’m the President of Engineer Essentials, a company I founded to help engineers, machinists, inspectors, students and others learn the concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). I’m a mechanical engineer and a Certified...

ASME GD&T Exam Certification

by Brandon John on December 15, 2020.

Some of the most common questions that we receive at GD&T Basics is regarding the ASME GDTP Certification Exams. (Yes, you can become a certified GD&T expert!) Read on to learn more about the different...

GD&T Interview Questions: What to Expect?

by Saif Afridi on October 7, 2020.

The importance of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) has increased exponentially since its introduction to the workplace in the 1950s. It has grown to become a universally accepted system that is used by professionals in...