Format:
Spiral bound, 391 pp.
Publisher: Effective Training Inc. Edition Desc: 2nd
The Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing textbook by Alex Krulikowski covers the basic rules, definitions, and concepts of GD&T. The book's 12 chapters are split into 28 goals, each focusing on a major topic that must be mastered to be fluent in the fundamentals of geometric tolerancing.
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Each of the textbook's 28 goals are defined and supported by a set of performance objectives that describe specific, observable, measurable actions that the student must accomplish to demonstrate mastery of the topic. This learning method is a key to success for both the student and the instructor and is part of what makes this the most practical and easytouse GD&T textbook on the market.
Chapter goals include:
 Understand what an engineering drawing is
 Understand why geometric tolerancing is superior to coordinate tolerancing
 Understand eight key terms and how they affect the interpretation of a drawing
 Understand the modifiers and symbols used in geometric tolerancing
 Understand Rule #1 and Rule #2
 Understand the concepts of basic dimensions, virtual condition, inner and outer boundary, worstcase boundary, and bonus tolerance
 Interpret flatness
 Interpret straightness
 Interpret circularity
 Interpret cylindricity
 Understand the datum system (planar datums)
 Interpret datum targets
 Interpret feature of size datum specifications (RFS)
 Interpret feature of size datum specifications(MMC)
 Interpret the perpendicularity control
 Understand the fundamental concepts of tolerance of position: the definition and conventions, the advantages, and the basic theories
 Interpret RFS and MMC tolerance of position applications
 Draw cartoon gages for tolerance of position (MMC) applications
 Interpret tolerance of position special applications
 Calculate distances on a part dimensioned with tolerance of position
 Calculate tolerance of positoin tolerance values using the fixed and floating fastener formulas
 Interpet the concentricity control
 Interpret the symmetry control
 Interpret the circular runout control
 Interpret the total runout control
 Understand profile tolerancing
 Interpret the profile of a surface control
 Interpret profile of a line control
This book is a valuable tool for: Designers; product, manufacturing, and quality engineers; CMM operators; checkers
Skill level needed: A basic understanding of engineering drawings is required.
Format: The Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is based on the ASME Y14.5M1994 Standard. The goals and performance objectives of each chapter are clearly described to keep you focused on the material. At the end of each chapter, you will find a number of exercises to reinforce the material once you have learned it.
The Fundamentals of GD&T Using Critical Thinking Skills (ASME Y14.5M1994) is only available to the general public. It is not sold to educational institutions. Please visit Cengage Learning to purchase the educational version of this textbook.
