ETI Celebrates 20 Years Providing GD&T Products and Services
Training Inc. has been providing geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
(GD&T) products, training, and resources since August 1985.
GD&T is an international language of symbols used on engineering
drawings by thousands of companies worldwide to save time and money
in the design and manufacturing process.
- (August 2005) - Effective Training Inc. (ETI) is celebrating its
twentieth year as a GD&T training and consulting corporation
by offering a 20% savings on select products. GD&T stands for
geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, an international language
of symbols used on engineering drawings to communicate design intent.
It is used by thousands of manufacturers worldwide.
ETI was founded
by Alex Krulikowski as a one-man operation in August 1985. The company
now employs a team of professionals that provide GD&T products
and training to thousands of organizations worldwide. The company's
textbooks and other teaching materials are used in hundreds of educational
institutions in the US, Canada, and overseas. Their self-study course
and pocket guide have been translated into Spanish.
In the past
20 years, the name Krulikowski has become synonymous with GD&T.
As a world renowned geometric tolerancing expert, he has often been
referred to as "the doctor of dimensioning." He is the
member of many national standards organizations, including the ASME
Y14.5 Committee on Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and he served for
six years as chairman of the Y14.41 Committee on Solid Model Dimensioning.
He has published over 20 books and articles about GD&T, has
created a dozen GD&T-related courses, and has developed a wide
variety of products devoted to learning the topic.
the rewards of teaching go beyond the financial benefits,"
said Krulikowski. "I know that by teaching GD&T, I am providing
the tools to help people grow and gain skills that will help them
for a lifetime. It is a very satisfying career."
has evolved, the demand for new types of GD&T training options
has risen. In the past 20 years, Krulikowski has developed GD&T
self-study courses, a video series, digital instructor kits, and
a computer-based training program that has been sold to corporations
worldwide. In 2003, ETI produced the GD&T Trainer Professional
Edition, a new level of computer-based training that includes technical
animations, audio narration, 3-D drawings, and other advanced features.
This year, ETI unveiled their Fundamentals of GD&T web-based
GD&T onsite workshops to companies around the globe. They also
offer a series of public workshops open to individuals throughout
the United States that includes Krulikowski's new one-day Y14.41
solid model tolerancing workshop. It's the only course available
that teaches the new international standard covering the use of
GD&T on digital drawings. All of ETI's workshops are "hands-on"
and based on adult learning principles.
provides a variety of free GD&T resources, including an online
newsletter, a discussion board, tech papers, a digital tolerancing
forum, and a complete catalog of GD&T products that can be purchased
through their online store. Their latest resources include a tool
that calculates any company's potential savings using GD&T and
a free GD&T skills survey that tests an individual's knowledge
of tolerancing principles.
to learn more about Effective Training Inc. For more onsite workshop
information - or to request a custom quote package - call 800-886-0909,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ETI timeline of products, services, and
1985 – Company founded by Alex Krulikowski
1986 – Fundamentals of GD&T Self-Study Workbook ('82 Standard)
1995 – New Features – 2-tape video highlighting differences in the '82 – '94 standards
1996 – Self-Study Workbook, 1994
1997 – Fundamentals Video Training, 10-tape, '94, complete video training course in GD&T fundamentals
1997 – Website: etinews.com created
1997 – GD&T Ultimate Pocket Guide
1998 – Online purchasing available
1999 – GD&T Trainer software
2000 – Digital Instructor's Kit: Fundamentals of GD&T
2001 – ETI Discussion Board
2002 – ETImail Online Newsletter
2002 – Digital Tolerancing Forum
2003 – ETI Learning Center - web-based GD&T training [first offer: The GM Addendum]
2004 – GD&T Trainer Professional Edition
2004 – Digital Instructor's Kit: Advanced Concepts of GD&T
2004 – Digital Instructor's Kit: Tolerance Stacks
2004 – Public Workshop Series
2005 – Ultimate Pocket Guide Spanish-Language Version
2005 – GD&T Potential Savings Calculator - free resource that calculates how much GD&T can save your company
2005 – GD&T Free Skills Survey - free resource to test GD&T knowledge
2005 – ETI Learning Center - web-based GD&T training [new course: Fundamentals of GD&T interactive training]
2005 – GD&T Free Tolerance Stacks Skills Survey - free resource to test tolerance stacks knowledge
2006– Digital Design Dictionary - desktop research tool that defines over 200 technical terms used on engineering drawings
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 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 (Chairman)
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.
Training Inc., 2118 S. Wayne Rd., Westland, MI 48186
· Fax: 734.728.1260
Contact: Katherine Palmer
800-886-0909, ext. 31
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