GD&T Day 1: The Basics

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Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a symbolic language that is used on engineering drawings to specify features of a part, including the size, shape, form, and orientation. GD&T was created to improve quality, reduce cost, and ensure that mating parts are assembled properly. 

In this course, participants will learn the language of GD&T, interpret GD&T drawings, and perform hands-on exercises to practice what they have learned.

Appropriate For

  • Quality control/assurance technicians and inspectors; other manufacturing personnel whose jobs require the reading of engineering drawings and are new to manufacturing. 
  • Individuals with limited or no knowledge of GD&T.

You Will Learn

  • Explain the history of GD&T.
  • Explain the benefits of using GD&T.
  • Describe when GD&T is used.
  • Define “datum” and explain the use of datums.
  • Interpret feature control frames, including geometric tolerance symbols, tolerance information, material condition modifiers, and datum references.

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