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Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (Virtual)
#: CMAE-1542   ID: 228   Section: 1026  

This live online training course is offered by a collaboration of Minnesota State colleges.

Gain a 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 virtual course, you will engage in learning how to read prints with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing applications. Each of the geometric controls will be examined so you may determine the allowable variation in form and size between part features.

Course Outcomes:

  • 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

About the Instructor:

Robert J. Bach is a licensed professional mechanical engineer in the state of Minnesota, a master journeyman toolmaker, and earned a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Systems at St. Thomas. Bob currently serves as a clinical professor and program director for the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas and has been engaged in precision manufacturing for over 30 years.

At MN State, he teaches geometric dimensioning & tolerancing, CNC Machining Basics, and Medical Device Manufacturing & Process Validation courses via “Live Online” and has developed & instructed many customized training courses at Minnesota companies.

Prior to teaching full time, Bob was a senior manufacturing engineer for 10 years at St. Jude Medical, working on design-to-production transfer for heart valves and other cardiovascular devices. His expertise includes machine design, equipment validation, and process improvement using design of experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis. Before St. Jude, Bob worked many years as a tool process engineer and a tool & diemaker at Honeywell.

Credits: Non-credit

Bring to Class:
Course Requirements:
  • PC/Tablet/Mobile with webcam, microphone, and high-speed internet
  • Zoom connection information will be emailed several days prior to the class start date
Varied Schedule
2:00 PM
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
10/26/2021   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
11/2/2021   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
11/9/2021   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
11/16/2021   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
11/23/2021   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
11/30/2021   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
12/7/2021   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online
12/14/2021   2:00PM - 4:00PM Online