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3D Printing

3D printing has changed the world by democratizing small-scale manufacturing and making prototyping easier and faster than ever. Advancements in the industry happen quickly, and the technology is constantly evolving from month-to-month. To stay competitive, you have to be flexible and agile as advancements enable printing with new materials at increasingly tight tolerances. The entire industry is booming, whether your customers are hobbyists or full-on manufacturers, so competition is fierce as more and more companies enter the space. And as 3D printing technology continues to evolve, soon every industry will leverage additive manufacturing.

Whether you’re a part of the groundswell around direct metal printing (DMP) and making high-quality parts that need no post-processing, or building machines that perform both additive and subtractive manufacturing, you’re iterating on your products constantly to keep up. And because 3D printing advances make manufacturing far more efficient while also allowing for easily customized designs, the technology is used to craft a variety of things, from transmission housings for cars, to homes, and even knee joints.

At GD&T Basics, we’re well versed in the ASME Y14.46 product definition for additive manufacturing in addition to being experts on the ASME Y14.5 standard. We know that surface controls and a high use of profile are the name of the game, and you’ve got to tolerance support material in addition to the part itself when designing for a 3D printer. We’ve worked with leaders in the field, like Formlabs, Stratasys, 3DEO and Forecast 3D, who recognize that GD&T is the only way to give you full control over every surface feature on every layer.

Our training program is unique because it doesn’t just teach students what they need to know of the ASME standard. We also provide our students the context necessary to understand not just how a given part will function, but also how it’ll be tested and inspected. Understanding the context of an entire project helps your people avoid many problems, and efficiently deal with the ones that do occur. In general, our instruction is geared to simplify GD&T, and make it easily digestible for our students.

GD&T Basics combines online coursework with live training to teach your people how to be better at their jobs. We can customize our training to incorporate any of your drawings and the subset of GD&T applicable to your business. And, we’re happy to work with you to build a training program that both fits with your schedule and will help streamline your design and production process.

Contact us today and we’ll work together to build your team’s perfect training program.