GD&T for DFM

This course will show how a product's functional requirements are converted into designs which have the highest level of functionality, manufacturability, and assembly, but at the lowest cost. This will be accomplished by integrating many different support tools, the most important of which is geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). GD&T will be demonstrated as the only tool which has the versatility to convey functionality, design intent, fixturing requirements, and verification techniques, making it the only common language uniting designers, manufacturing engineers, and quality control personnel.

Class Details

Class Name:
GD&T for DFM
Recommended for anyone involved in product design, manufacturing engineering, and manufacturing management, including design engineers, product engineers, manufacturing engineers, process engineers, quality engineers, mechanical engineers, cost engineers, and others.
2 Day Course

Learning Objectives

  • Provide proven guidelines which will help overcome implementation obstacles in DFM/A, producibility, and tolerancing/dimensioning
  • Bring producibility and GD&T together to increase functionality and reduce costs
  • Establish clear DFM/A goals and objectives for any organization
  • Use provided road maps when integrating a concurrent design and process on existing or new designs
  • Justify, select, lead, and follow-up on a team effort
  • Identify and define support tools and examine their role in achieving effective DFM/A projects
  • Learn the benefits of integrating rapid prototyping into product development
  • Provide a checklist which examines whether GD&T is thoroughly or properly integrated into design for functionality, manufacturability, inspectability, and assembly
  • Recognize why GD&T is the common language in the transition of products from development to production
  • Explain the role that computer aided process planning (CAPP) and group technology (GT) play in reducing design and process time, along with standardizing parts and materials
  • Examine a number of practical applications using all the support tools of DFM/A

Outline At-a-Glance

  • Introduction
  • DFM Tools and Enabling Technologies
  • GD&T Checklists for Production
  • DFM/A Teams
  • Role of Rapid Prototyping
  • Role of Group Technology and Computer Aided Process Planning
  • Road Maps Used to Guide a DFM/A Task
  • The Redesign Process Using Producibility and GD&T
  • Specific Producibility Recommendations Using GD&T
  • Case Study
  • How to Publicize Success Stories

Job Roles