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Basic Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing


Industry uses GD&T to specify contractual requirements. Unfortunately, many people within industry have a flawed or incomplete understanding of the subject. Our basic course builds competence to correctly apply and interpret the rules, definitions, principles, and symbols per the American National Standard, ASME Y14.5 - 2009, in only two days! This course provides a common language to improve communication, so set-up requirements and tolerance zones are clearly understood by all.

Just think, if you fixed communication in your company, how many of your problems would go away overnight?

Course Outline:

  • Definitions and Fundamental Rules
  • Dimensions, Tolerances and GD&T
  • Datum Features and Datum Schemes
  • Form Tolerances
  • Orientation Tolerances
  • Location Tolerances
  • Profile Tolerances
  • Runout Tolerances
  • Other Related Thoughts
  • A Business Case for GD&T

    Key Course Objectives:

  • Learn the rules, definitions, and symbols of ASME Y14.5 - 2009

  • Interpret specified feature control frames

  • Interpret and simulate specified datum reference frames

  • Describe the shape, size, and location of tolerance zones

  • Calculate feature size requirements given specified tolerances

  • Mark A. Morris has more than 30 years experience in tooling and manufacturing as a skilled machinist, toolmaker, college instructor, technical writer, and quality professional in roles from Quality Engineer to Director of Continuous Improvement. His expertise lies in dimensional issues, reliability, maintainability, and quality systems. Mr. Morris' credentials include undergraduate degrees focused on manufacturing engineering, industrial education, and metalworking; Master of Education degree from the College of Technology at Bowling Green State University; CQE, CRE, and CQA certifications from the American Society for Quality; and Senior Level Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professional (GDTP) certification from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mr. Morris also has served as Education Chair for the Ann Arbor section of ASQ, teaching candidates to become ASQ Certified Quality Engineers. He presently serves as Chair of the Ann Arbor section of ASQ and as Adjunct Faculty for Eastern Michigan University.

    Course Section
    Course: CELM 126-00
    Term: 1353
    Section Number: 3
    Schedule Number: 18037
    Instructor(s): Mark Morris
    Location: Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey SW, GR MI 49503
    Dates: May 23 & 24, 2018 (Wed. & Thu., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
    Units: Non-Credit
    Seats Remaining: 11
    Notes: Lunch is provided
    Required Fees:
           Registration $585.00

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