GD&T is the international language used on engineering drawings to accurately describe the size, form, orientation, and location of part features. Additionally it is also a design dimensioning philosophy that encourages designers to define a part based on how it functions in the final product or assembly.
GD&T is an exact language that enables design engineers to "say what they mean" on a drawing. Process engineers and manufacturing use the language to interpret the design intent and to determine the best manufacturing approach. Quality control and inspection use the GD&T language to determine proper set-up and part verification.
This two-day workshop is recommended for a more in-depth applied knowledge of GD&T. Day one will be an overview of GD&T with limited time for review of customer drawings. Day two includes extensive exercises calculating tolerances zones, dimensional stackups and review of case studies using company applications.
Understanding how to apply and interpret GD&T correctly will help you:
•Create clear, concise drawings
•Improve product design
•Interpret drawings to reduce controversy, guesswork, and assumptions throughout the manufacturing process
•Effectively communicate or interpret design requirements for suppliers and manufacturing
Credits: Workshop qualifies for 1.6 CEUs (continuing education units) through Purdue University. There is a $15 processing fee to obtain your CEU transcript record. If you are interested in obtaining CEUs, you can prepay at registration or request an application form at the end of the session. Workshop also qualifies for 16 PDHs (professional development hours) through the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. You will be given a Certificate of Attendance to submit to the Board for these credits.