GD&T is a design tool. It is a symbolic language used on engineering drawing to define part geometry and communicate permissible variation. The language of GD&T consists of a set of well-defined symbols, rules, definitions and conventions. GD&T is a mathematical language that can be used to define the size, form, orientation and location of part features. Proper defining of part using GD&T provides the best conditions for consistence interpretation, proper function and cost effective manufacturing.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) system eliminates ambiguities in engineering drawings and brings out the designer's intent very clearly. It ensures seamless communication between design, engineering, manufacturing and quality teams across the entire organization enabling them working in a concurrent engineering environment. In the competitive industrial scenario prevailing today, proper application of GD&T system helps the companies to reduce the manufacturing and inspection costs.
In this module you will be experiencing world of GD&T with ample examples and demonstrations.
This module is developed by M. Krishnamoorthy, is the Senior Director of IMTMA Technology Centre and an authorized training instructor with ASME, NY for delivering accredited ASME GD&T Trainings. He has undergone advanced training in GD&T from ASME at Seattle, USA. He is a certified ASME GDTP Senior Professional after successful completion of Senior Level GDTP certification examination by ASME, USA.
For over 28 years of his continued engineering practice in the industry, he has acquired astute expertise in the application and use of GD&T principles in CAD/CAM, high precision CNC machining as well as conducting Technical Trainings. He has imparted specialized training in GD&T for more than 500 engineers across manufacturing companies in India and assisted them in implementing GD&T in design through manufacturing. He is a post graduate in Production Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. Prior to working at IMTMA, Mr. Krishnamoorthy has worked at ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore in the field of Precision Machining of satellite on – board components. After ISRO, he was with Perfect Moulds and UMS technologies as a specialist in Tool Planning and Production and Technical Training in CAD/CAM/CAE, respectively. At IMTMA, his role is to develop and introduce new programs for enhancing competitiveness of industry.
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