ETI's System Approach to Component Tolerancing Workshop
System Approach to Component Tolerancing Workshop
product engineers, designers, checkers, and engineering managers
This workshop teaches the thought processes involved in assigning GD&T to components. It will change the way many engineers think about part tolerancing.
The workshop focuses on four key areas:
- Understanding what constitutes good and poor drawing practices
- Understanding the common dimensioning methods used in industry
- Using geometric tolerancing to communicate system functions on component dimensions
- Understanding the logic of how to apply GD&T to components.
Students will actually perform a design function analysis on a part assembly provided by your company, then specify GD&T on assembly components during the workshop.
Customer supplies an assembly drawing and a set of corresponding detail drawings (and physical parts, if possible) to ETI four weeks prior to the workshop.
This workshop is designed for product engineers, designers, checkers, and engineering managers.
Students will learn how to do a design functional analysis on an assembly and use this information to assign dimensions and tolerances. They will also learn how to select datum features and how to fully define component surfaces using GD&T. Establishing tolerance values is not covered.
Small groups (8-12) are most effective in this workshop. The students will work in teams and actually create GD&T tolerance mark-ups of their company parts in the workshop.
Skill level needed: The student should have knowledge of engineering drawing requirements, GD&T fundamentals, and advanced concepts.
An understanding of tolerance analysis is highly recommended.
The System Approach to Component Tolerancing course notes
An official certificate of completion
Format: This workshop teaches the thought process involved in assigning GD&T to components. Topics covered include:
Course goals and information
Product development process
Dimensioning and tolerancing
Importance of technically correct drawings
Purpose of drawings
What is a poor drawing?
Definition of technically correct drawing
Principles and guidelines for making technically correct drawings
The principles of dimensioning
Common dimensioning approaches
Comparison of dimensioning approaches
Pros and cons of the dimensioning approaches
Workshop dimensioning approach
Specifying datums based on mounting and performing features
Two types of datum features
Using GD&T to describe functional relationships on a component
Converting functional requirement to dimensions and tolerances
Understanding the system approach to component tolerancing
The Design Functional Analysis (DFA) process
Converting dimensional requirements into GD&T
Students complete a DFA on a workshop product
Using the system approach to component tolerancing on a customer design
Discussion of customer assembly
Students complete a DFA ona customer assembly
Students dimension components from the assembly
attend our workshops walk away with more than knowledge. They gain
on-the-job skills because our materials are performance-based, and
each workshop approaches the subject from a design perspective.
For more onsite workshop information or to request
a custom quote package contact a GD&T account executive
at 1-800-886-0909, email email@example.com,
or use our online training
quote request form.