This 8-week course provides foundational interpretation of mechanical drawings using linear tolerancing and GD&T in the design, manufacture, and inspection of parts, which have geometric controls applied per national standards. In this course, students will engage in learning how to read prints with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing applications. Each of the geometric controls will be examined so the student may determine the allowable variation in form and size between part features.
- Understanding of ANSI Y14.5 standards that affect geometric dimensioning and tolerancing applications.
- Proficiency in using geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols and controls
- Decipher how piece-parts must be inspected if the features have GD&T controls and symbols
- Interpret a sketch or print with pertinent feature control frame and its contents based on written geometric requirements
- Decipher the correct precision tool(s) to inspect geometric requirements on a piece-part
- Determine the Total tolerance of a feature using bonus and non-bonus tolerances
This course meets live each week in a virtual classroom using video conferencing technology where the instructor and students can all see and hear each other.
About the Instructor:
Robert J. Bach is a licensed professional mechanical engineer through the state of Minnesota, a master journeyman toolmaker, and he holds a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Systems. Robert has been engaged in precision manufacturing for over 30 years and currently serves as a clinical professor and program director for the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas. He teaches geometric dimensioning & tolerancing and CNC machining basics through Live Online.
Course Requirements: textbooks can be purchased through an on-line retailer
Class Attendance Policy:
- High speed internet
- Computer or video conferencing system with webcam and microphone (built-in or external)
- Ultimate GD&T Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition, by Alex Krulikowski, copyright 2009 ISBN# 978-0-924520-23-5
A student is allowed two(2) absences. A third(3rd) absence will result in a letter grade of C at the highest. Any additional absences will result in withdrawal from the course without a refund.