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The aerospace industry is populated by some of the most technologically advanced and high-performing companies in the world. Whether you’re building power train components, airframes, support and filtration systems, electronics housing systems or rocket engines, you’re working with precision components and assemblies, and factor of safety is paramount.

The tolerances you work with are tight, and you’re often fabricating parts using expensive and exotic materials. Not only that, you may be one link in a deep supply chain where a mistake affects many others. In short, the cost of getting things wrong is incredibly high on multiple axes.

Those high stakes are why Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing was adopted and spread rapidly among defense and aerospace companies starting all the way back in 1949 when proto-GD&T -- the MIL-STD-8 standard -- was created by the US Military. Communication facilitated by GD&T is now the de facto standard to effectively manage the huge number of parts involved with flying machines and their complex construction.

We here at GD&T Basics have worked with the world’s leading aeronautic and astronautic organizations, including: NASA, the Navy, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman, among others.

We know the unique challenges aerospace firms face. Getting the aerodynamics right on external systems is just as important as effectively navigating the intense regulatory environment that governs much of what you do. We also understand how critical it is to have a precise, clearly communicated and rigorous inspection process to avoid problems. Clarity about what needs to be inspected and how to inspect is particularly critical in large-scale assemblies that require field inspections.

Experience is what led us to develop our unique instructional approach. Our program not only teaches students what they need to know of the ASME 14.5Y standard, but also provides them the context needed to understand how the part will function, and how it’ll be made and inspected. Understanding the complexity of an entire project helps your people communicate with suppliers and clients, and spot and prevent problems before they start.

We understand the demands of governmental clients, regulatory constraints and the consequences of getting it wrong. Our online coursework combined with live training is how to make sure that your people get it right. We can even customize our training to incorporate your drawings and the subset of GD&T that you use.

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