26th September, 2023 - 28th September, 2023 (3 days)
Duration: 3 days
Location: 7 Centre Court, Blyry Business and Commercial Park, Athlone, Co. Westmeath N37 RT29 / In-company
Accreditation: Certificate of Attendance
Full Fee: €1,095 (inclusive of all course materials, lunch and refreshments)
Course code: GD&T
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is the language used in design, manufacturing and quality inspection to communicate information on engineering drawings.
The GD&T Fundamentals course takes print reading and tolerances to the next level, and is perfect for companies using prints with tolerances on them. Participants will learn how GD&T is used, interpreted and applied across a part’s life cycle with a specific focus on the needs of the polymers industry.
In addition to this 3 days programme, participants will receive online access to market leading GD&T material for 90 days post training to hone their learning and expertise.
Please note that this course is also available for in-company delivery. A subsided bespoke programme can be designed to meet your specific GD&T challenges saving your company time and money.
Who is the course for
This programme is suitable for recent Graduate Engineers, Design Engineers, CAD Drafters, Production Associates, Machinists, Programmers, Tool Engineers & Designers, Quality Technicians, Quality Engineers, Inspection Planners, Gage Designers and Managers.
Section 1: Course Introduction
- Course Overview
- GD&T Pre-Test Quiz
- What is GD&T?
- Basic Terminology
Section 2: GD&T Framework
- The Feature Control Frame
- The GD&T Basics Framework
Section 3: Size Tolerances
- Features & Material Conditions
- Rule #1 – The Envelope Principle
Section 4: Datums
- Datums Introduction
- Primary Datum Controls
- Datum Reference Frame
- Datum Targets
Section 5: Position
- Position Tolerance
- Position vs. Coordinate Conversion
Section 6: Orientation (Axis/Midplane)
- Parallelism (Axis/Midplane)
- Perpendicularity (Axis/Midplane)
- Angularity (Axis/Midplane)
Section 7: Material Modifiers
- Maximum Material Condition (MMC)
- Least Material Condition (LMC)
- Regardless of Feature Size (RFS)
Section 8: Surface Profile
- Surface Profile
- Profile Modifiers
- Profile of a Line
Section 9: Surface Orientation
- Surface Parallelism
- Surface Perpendicularity
- Surface Angularity
Section 10: Surface Form
- Straightness (Surface)
- Flatness (Surface)
Section 11: Runout Controls
- Circular Runout
- Total Runout
Section 12: Derived Element Controls
- Straightness Derived Median Line (DML)
- Flatness Derived Median Plane (DMP)
The Sempre Group, established in 2000 as Metrology Direct Ltd., supplies measuring equipment and training to industry. Due to developing a wide profile of manufacturing partners, it is able to find the right solution for customers – be it measuring, automation, inspection management, compliance reporting, integration or lean.
Their consultants can resolve the toughest metrology challenges across all sectors, and expert service team offers support through contract measurement and system calibration and servicing. Finally, the in-house solution developers work with companies on creating new and innovative ways to increase your efficiency and boost your productivity.
Sempre work alongside many manufacturing industries to provide solutions to a variety of requirements in quality control and automation. With extensive knowledge in OEM and industries including aerospace, polymer, medical devices and automotive. It also works with more educational and research establishments, as well as industries such as food and energy.
“The engineering team in Trend Technologies are increasingly aware of the difficulties that complex drawing tolerances impose. A particular challenge is the correct interpretation and understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). Sempre were able to develop and deliver a customised training solution which addressed these gaps in our teams knowledge. The training was delivered by highly qualified experts in this field using practical examples and was complimented with the use of novel and high quality course materials. The training met all of our defined objectives resulting in the team gaining a further in-depth knowledge of this complex topic.”
Justin Wallace, Director of Tool Development (Plastics) & Innovation