Cross-borders skills for several trades
Production workers, engineers and anyone involved in design or manufacturing need a common language to efficiently communicate the intended function of parts. The geometric dimensioning and tolerancing equipment and courseware is centered around the comprehension of GD&T and the validation of work pieces to ensure they are within specifications.
Because manufacturing is globalized, the training package covers the subtle differences between the two different versions of standards that exist: one mainly used in North America (ASME) often referred to as GD&T, and one mainly used in the rest of the world (ISO) often referred to as GPS, which stands for Geometrical Product Specifications.
Develop know-how applicable to the job market
Through hands-on activities, the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) training package enables instructors to efficiently convey the required knowledge and skills related to GD&T. Comprehensive courseware offers a large range of exercises and projects arranged in a sequence of increasing complexity. This approach allows students to reinforce and expand their skills in a fluid way and improves transferability to the workplace. Guided exercises build basic know-how and confidence; realistic projects develop decision-making skills.
Build expertise with the right equipment
This training package includes industrial-grade measuring instruments, hardware and a set of parts that represent real-life consumer and industrial components carefully designed to challenge students’ GD&T skills in a variety of realistic scenarios. They allow the tools to be used to their fullest extent while providing multiple measurement opportunities. Parts are manufactured to ensure repeatability from one equipment set to another.
Whether you choose the Standard version which includes brand-name measuring instruments such as Mitutoyo and Starrett or the Value version with generic versions, the learning outcomes and student manuals and instructor guides remain the same.
Enhanced learning experience through Augmented Reality
Students use the free Festo Didactic AR app to visualize the features of parts in 3D from their home with smartphones or tablets. The app is compatible with Apple and Android devices.
The following specially designed parts represent real consumer and industrial applications:
- One mold for mobile phone cases
- One part that represents a flange
- One part that represents a wedge used in machine tools
- One part that represents a bearing housing
- Four parts that represent a conveyor roller
- Two parts that represent an axle
- One part that represents a gearbox cover
Included measuring instruments
All the measuring instruments needed to perform the experiments:
- One set of gauge blocks
- One dial test indicator with a magnetic base and holder
- One portable granite surface plate
- Two 1-2-3 setup blocks
- Two v-blocks
- One sine bar
- One dial bore gauge
- One dial depth gauge
- One 3-point internal micrometer
- One depth micrometer
- One spring clamp
- One pair of inspection gloves
- One roll of adhesive-backed shim tape
- One hexagonal key with a key size of 4 mm
- One 20 mm master ring gauge
- One 24 mm cylindrical go-type gauge
A complete coverage of dimensional metrology
Although this training package does not require any other equipment, consider Festo’s TP 47220/47221 Basic Dimensional Metrology to enable beginners in the field to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of dimensional metrology.
A gateway to quality control
Dimensional metrology symbols, tools and techniques are not only used in the design process of a part but are found in a lot of quality control activities. Consider Festo’s TP 47224 Quality control training package to round up the learning of your trainees and make them job ready.
- Describe geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
- Understand the differences between ISO and ASME standards.
- Read GD&T symbols on technical drawings.
- Describe the main categories of geometric tolerances.
- Know what gauge blocks are, their function, how to maintain and combine them.
- Describe dial indicators, their accessories, and their function.
- Avoid cosine errors and measurement saturation when using dial indicators.
- Measure gauge block stacks, lengths and diameters with a dial indicator.
- Measure straightness, circularity and cylindricity on a test part using a dial indicator.
- Explain the concept of datum in GD&T and how they are represented on drawings.
- Build a datum reference frame for the validation of a geometric tolerance on a test part.
- Measure parallelism and perpendicularity on a test part using a dial indicator.
- Explain what a sine bar is, how it is used and measure angularity on a test part.
- Measure run out on a test part using a dial indicator.
- Understand the concept of material conditions and explain how to use them.
- Design a hard gauge for the validation of a geometric tolerance on a test part.
- Explain what a position tolerance is and what paper gauging is.
- Define profile of a line and profile of a surface.
- Explain the uses and limitations of a profile tolerance.
- Explain "all-around" and "all-over" modifiers.
- Apply a profile tolerance on a surface.
- Validate a profile tolerance on a part.
- Validate the good condition of a bore gauge and maintain it.
- Measure a diameter properly with a bore gauge.
- Measure the diameter of a hole with a three-point micrometer.
- Validate the good condition of a depth gauge and maintain it.
- Measure the depth of a hole with a dial depth gauge.
- Measure a step and the depth of a hole with a micrometer depth gauge.
- Validate the good condition of a snap gauge and maintain them.
- Explain how optical comparators and CMM operate and the technologies used.
Also order student manuals and instructor guides which includes:
- Guided exercises to build know-how
- Projects to develop decision making skills
- Activities to reinforce transversal skills