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Meet the GD&T Basics Team: Brandon John, Lead Trainer

by GD&T Basics on January 10, 2022.

Making the decision to invest in GD&T training isn’t always easy. And even once you’ve made that call, you still need to pick a program that’ll teach your team what they need to know.   While the concepts of GD&T are the same no matter who’s teaching, not all training programs are equal. Our instructional approach — to focus on functional knowledge using real-world examples...

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 Senior-Level Professional. My GD&T training programs  – GD&T Basics – are used by hundreds of companies and have trained thousands of engineers and...

3 Things Manufacturing and Quality Departments Wish You Knew About Your Drawings

by Tom Geiss on September 3, 2021.

This 3-part series is great for designers or anyone who may be applying things to an engineering drawing. In this series, we’ll review the top 3 things that manufacturing and quality departments wish you knew about your drawings. In Part 1, we’ll discuss the importance of fully understanding what is on your print and the basic framework behind working with...

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 exams and how to become certified in GD&T. You probably know what GD&T is and that it is important, but did you know that there...

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 the production/engineering industry for technical drawings.   From the very first stage of designing a product to the very last of quality assurance, GD&T has a role at each step of the production cycle. For this very reason, a significant number of employers expect their employees to have relevant knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.   The question then is: how would you, someone who is not as familiar with GD&T but is well-experienced in the production business otherwise, meet these...