The Pro Fundamentals program has been delivered and refined for the past 30 years to teach people how to use and work with geometric tolerancing.
The Geometric Tolerancing Pro Fundamentals Program is an in-depth study designed to develop a basic working knowledge in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GeoTol). It is delivered per the ASME Y14.5, 2009 standard. This program has been presented and refined over the past 30 years and covers what personnel need to know in order to work in an engineering, manufacturing and quality environment on a daily basis.
The program approaches the subject from the “practical world” with the use of wood and plastic models that simulate parts, gages and inspection equipment. The basic philosophies of how, when, and where to apply GeoTol along with tips for producing quality parts are included. Discussion also covers the application of geometric tolerancing to design, manufacturing and quality control. The program materials contain a variety of computer color animated graphics, video clips, wood and plastic models which allow the students to clearly understand the concepts and keep participants engaged throughout the program.
Custom-Tailoring the Program
The real benefit of this program and what sets it apart is the high level of customization. This is not just a straight out of the box program. With all of the different knowledge levels and different uses of geometric tolerancing in industry, comes the problem of wasted time on subjects that the user already knows or does not need to know. This program covers the bare basics all the way to the more advanced and specialized topics. This gives the program leader the ability to take the program and adjust up or down based on the prior knowledge or learning ability of the participants.
Geometric tolerancing is a general subject and can be used on a variety of applications from large parts to small parts, machined parts to plastic to sheet metal, composites, turned parts, castings, forgings, weldments, etc. While the fundamental concepts of the tolerancing will remain the same, each of these applications may have its own special treatments. The program shows the tricks to make the design and verification as efficient and useful as possible. This program has a variety of these applications to again allow the program leader to skim some subjects while highly concentrating on the more applicable topics.
Loads of Exercises
Exercises are the key to really understanding a subject. This program is loaded with practical hands on exercises to drive home the concepts and encourage questions and effective discussions. The exercises go beyond the theory to show how the tolerancing works on real working parts. After each topic and throughout the units are practical exercises varying from design application to manufacturing and verification techniques. Topics spoken in a training class are not always topics learned. Exercises provide excellent in class feedback to both the instructor and student to see the level of knowledge retained over each topic.