as the "Doctor of Dimensioning," Alex Krulikowski is a noted educator,
author, consultant, and expert on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
(GD&T). As a design manager with one of the world's largest
manufacturing corporations, he gained more than 30 years of industrial
experience putting GD&T to practical use on the shop floor.
Alex has a degree in
industrial vocational education from Eastern Michigan University.
He has taught GD&T to tens of thousands through his workshops
and seminars, and to countless others through his books, self-study
courses, videos, and computer-based training programs. Alex's appeal
lies in his encyclopedic knowledge of geometric tolerancing, which
he imparts in an accessible, down to earth manner.
He is a member of the
- National and International Committees
on Dimensioning and Tolerancing
- The Society of
- The Society of Automotive
American Society for Quality Control
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME Y14.5 Committee on Dimensioning and Tolerancing
- ASME Y14.41 Committee
on Solid Model Tolerancing (past chairman)
- ISO/TC 213-US TAG
frequently speaks at engineering, educational, and designing conferences.
His articles appear regularly in trade magazines, including Machine
Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Magazine,
and OEM Magazine. He also writes the featured article in
each issue of ETImail,
Effective Training’s quarterly online newsletter. As an expert
on the new ASME Y14.41 on tolerancing of solid models, Alex has
been quoted in Automotive Excellence and Automotive
His textbook, The Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and
Tolerancing, has sold over 100,000 copies since publication.
He has written numerous other books, workbooks, and self-study courses,
and his products are used by thousands of colleges and organizations.
Alex has also developed a highly respected computer-based training
program, The GD&T Trainer Professional Edition, which
is being used by corporations to train their employees worldwide.
As a consultant, Alex
- Provide an expert
interpretation of drawings for customers or suppliers
- Review product drawings
for meaningfulness, reasonable tolerances, and critical tolerance
- Evaluate product
designs before production release to reduce manufacturing, tooling,
and gaging costs through proper specification of part tolerances
- Assist in converting
coordinate dimensions into geometric dimensions
- Review measurement
In 1985, Alex founded
Effective Training Inc. The company has become an internationally
recognized leader in the field of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.