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Now 2.5 days
This course is an introduction to the ASME Y14.5 standard.
Your drawings have GD&T on them (or maybe they are supposed to)! If you have been attempting to work with GD&T, and you lack the confidence to specify or are having trouble interpreting the specifications, this course is for you. Using GD&T improperly can be worse than not using it at all! This program is a complete introduction to the Y14.5 standard. In this program we will focus on the "what, when, why and how" of GD&T. The main goal is to bring all participants to a common, basic and operational level of understanding. The course is a thorough introduction to those with a little to a moderate level of experience with GD&T, but you will not be an expert. Complete GD&T training requires more than just a few days
The program begins with a bit of the history of GD&T, then we look at the cost of designing and manufacturing a part. We will compare the “old” methods of dimensioning and Tolerancing to the Y14.5 approach. In this analysis, we will demonstrate the strengths and advantages of GD&T as a design tool, as a manufacturing aid, as a purchasing (estimator) aid, and as an overall communications facilitating tool. We incorporate many practical exercises to enhance learning, and to increase confidence. The subject matter covered is (as a minimum):
This program is designed for anyone who designs, drafts, engineers, purchases, manufactures, estimates, or inspects parts and assemblies. Particular emphasis is placed on those who design and manufacture, and those responsible for quality.
A working understanding of technical drawings (perspectives, sections, details, etc.). GD&T Overview and Print Reading suggested.
At AGI we are particularly concerned that the individuals that we teach actually retain that which their companies and we have worked so hard to present. This concern is precisely why we offer, for each participant of any AGI seminar, access to a senior consultant (usually the instructor of the course) who will be available to answer any follow up questions after the course via telephone or fax.
Applied Geometrics, Inc. is committed to train manufacturing industry’s personnel how to realize a higher return on investment by utilizing a standardized, concise and internationally accepted language of engineering expression. Below are profiles of each of AGI’s presenters and staff. Consider us a resource. We welcome questions regarding GD&T, our training course offerings, consulting services or any dimensional management issues that you would like to discuss.
Mark E. Foster
South Lyon, Michigan
Mr. Foster is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years of experience in design, quality, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). He is currently the President of Applied Geometrics, Inc. AGI is a technical education and mentoring firm dedicated to providing support and high quality education and training services that improve a company’s competitive position, and profitability.
Mark is a member of the ASME Y14.2 committee and participates regularly in the ASME Y14 meetings throughout the country. Mark has held Management positions in Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Engineering, and Design Engineering and is the chief instructor for AGI. He has provided GD&T training for hundreds of individuals and companies, such as Harley-Davidson, Delco Electronics (Delphi), Nissan, Briggs & Stratton, Woodward Governor Company, Dart Container Corporation, Skil-Bosch Power Tools and more, in GD&T, SPC, ISO/QS-9000, and Print Reading, as well as Train-the-trainer classes.
Mark was a charter member of the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professional (GDTP) Senior Level examination. He passed the first ever GDTP Senior Level exam administered by the ASME, and is Senior Level Certified (GDTP #S-0114) to the ASME-Y14.5M-1994 standard.
Unlike many GD&T instructors, Mark has actually applied his training to real-world designs on a regular basis during his extensive experience from the design, manufacturing and quality perspectives. This experience and ongoing practical application provides him with the unique ability to relate the common problems that inevitably arise between these groups during the production of a part.
Jaime G. Dadez
Mr. Dadez is mechanical design engineering expert with over 35 years of experience in designing with GD&T. He is currently a full-time mentor and instructor with AGI.
Jaime has a wide variety of real-world design and manufacturing experience. He worked as a designer for Woodward Governor Company and for Eclipse Combustion, Inc. He has been in charge of test engineer functions and research and development projects at both of those companies.
Jaime has provided training in Print Reading and GD&T to hundreds of engineers, designers, manufacturers and inspectors.
Jaime is also a member of the ASME Y14.2 committee and participates regularly in the ASME Y14 meetings as well. : Jaime is Senior Level Certified (GDTP #S-0332) to the ASME-Y14.5M-1994 standard.
Mr. Ortiz has been a quality supervisor and CMM programmer/operator with over 10 years of experience in industry. Recently he joined the AGI team as a bilingual (Spanish/English) instructor.
Manuel was born in Mexico, but has lived in the U.S.A. since he was eight years old and is a US Citizen. He has taught English in Mexico. He attended McHenry County College and has an Associate of Science degree. He is also certified in GD&T at the Senior level. (GDTP-S5249)
Señor Ortiz served as the president of the Latinos Unidos at McHenry, the largest Latino organization on its campus. He also served as president of the Campus Activities Board while there. His hobbies include writing and directing. He is translating our GD&T training materials into Spanish and will instruct both English and Spanish classes.
Donald J. Tworek
Harwood Heights, Illinois
Mr. Tworek is the Vice-President of Applied Geometrics; Inc. with decades of experience in engineering and corporate management. Mr. Tworek is available to answer any questions you may have pertaining to course registration, accounts payable/receivable, or any other administrative issues.
Business Development Manager
Ms. Sunden can assist you with course registration, scheduling, on-site proposals, and all administrative related issues.