Now that the new standard has been released, the demand for training is up! And while many people simply want to know about the items that were changed or added, each training session is a chance to help folks refresh their memories about the basics of geometric tolerancing.
You’d be surprised how many people who have been around GD&T for years tell us after a class that they have never really understood the difference between bonus and shift tolerance (that’s where the MMC modifier is placed after a number or after a datum letter, respectively). Or perhaps they’ve forgotten that a pattern of holes can be called out as a datum feature, rather than just one hole. Some folks are also interested in special considerations that must be taken into account for flexible parts. These are all things that are covered in our GD&T classes.
But a key benefit of any “on-site” training is that it can be customized to suit your needs!
Our on-site seminars can:
- –be scheduled at your convenience
- –allow everyone to hear the same message
- –allow participants to ask specific questions to an instructor in person
- –expand on topics that are pertinent to your designs, and lessen the focus on others
- –incorporate your drawings into the discussion
- –show you what portions of the 2009 standard might be of use on your parts
So the bottom line is that people who use GD&T need to know the basics, but they also need to bridge those concepts with real-world parts. And now a third element is to have everyone understand how the recent Y14.5 revisions might impact future designs; the changes are not earth-shattering, but there are a few new tricks that might be of use.
As always, you can contact me directly if you have specific questions or wish to receive more info about our on-site GD&T training.