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Print Reading and Tolerances Course

Overview of the Print Reading and Tolerances Program:

Understanding drawings is one of the most critical skills for anyone who works with manufactured parts. The objective of this course is to make sure that you understand how to read, interpret and work with engineering drawings in a day-to-day setting. You will learn how to work with prints from a mix of documented engineering standards, shop floor knowledge, and real-world examples. Our material breaks down the complexity of engineering drawings into the key concepts that will apply to every print you will see.

Course Objectives:

After taking our course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the most important information to look at when you first pick up an engineering drawing
  • Recognize the pertinent manufacturing information such as units of measure (in vs mm), general tolerances, revision history, bill of material and other critical data right away.
  • Visualize the different ways 3D parts are projected on 2D drawings and how to the different ways the full geometry of the part or assembly is presented.
  • Determine how key information is organized in notes, symbols and title blocks
  • Interpret the different view and line types used in drawings and what they mean for visualizing the part’s geometry
  • Understand dimensioning methods used on an engineering drawing and what dimensional tolerances really mean

GD&T Fundamentals Course

Overview of the Fundamentals Program:

With the GD&T Basics Fundamentals Training Course, you will learn a simple framework that will allow you to understand how Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is used and why. We don’t throw every concept at you – we make absolutely sure that what we teach is what you will actually need in the real world.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the common symbols found on an engineering drawing and understand the meaning of each
  • Understand the simple GD&T framework that simplifies 95% of all GD&T.
  • Breaks down the main requirements and terminology of the ASME Y14.5 Standard into simple English.
  • Learn all 14 major symbols & how to use them, which ones are most useful & which ones to avoid.
  • Understand GD&T Feature Control Frames and how they affect manufacturing and inspection.
  • Discover how Max Material Condition creates bonus tolerance while maintaining a functional part.
  • Understanding what datums do & how they are applied on drawings for design, manufacturing, & inspection.
  • Study real drawings to understand how GD&T is applied on actual parts.
  • Learn best practices that represent a realistic approach on getting started using GD&T on real drawings.
  • Retain key concepts using our included resources so you will be able to apply what you learn after training.

Advanced GD&T Course

Overview of the Advanced GD&T Program:

The GD&T Standards are meant to cover every application, across every industry. While the GD&T Fundamentals course covers the core framework for understanding how Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is interpreted & applied – the GD&T Advanced course builds upon this framework showing how every GD&T Symbol and Callout are used.

Course Objectives:

  • Build off the topics learned in the GD&T Fundamentals Course to understand everything contained within the GD&T Standards.
  • Learn how advanced datum controls are to be interpreted and applied in measurement.
  • Understand functional gauging and how to design the gage for quick inspection of your part.
  • Interpret composite controls for position and profile tolerances and understand why they are beneficial.
  • Calculate fixed & floating fastener applications and guarantee the fits of bolted connections.
  • Learn cost-saving techniques that benefit manufacturing processes and inspection.
  • Perform boundary tolerance calculations on parts to detect minimum and maximum limits.
  • Gain a full understanding for industry-specific topics in the ASME Y14.5 that you may come across on your prints.

How do we know what you are going to use?

Our course development team consists of design engineers and CNC machinists who have years of experience in the automotive and fabrication industries.

We discovered that despite the differences in the fields we are in, we all focused on the same few elements of GD&T over and over. While sometimes we came across more complex elements of GD&T in our jobs, 90% of the time we relied on the same core concepts.