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PD515 - Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles for Gages and Fixtures

PD515 - Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles for Gages and Fixtures

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Las Vegas, NV, USA
Mar 11, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

Participants of this course will study and apply techniques concerning the proper design, dimensioning, and tolerancing of GO gages, NOGO gages, Functional Gages and Fixtures per the ASME Y14.43-2011 Standard, entitled, Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles for Gages and Fixtures.  Those who are involved in the application or interpretation of dimensioning and tolerancing of products will gain a thorough understanding of these principles through the knowledge of how to gage and fixture them properly.  This course encompasses lectures, discussions and applications working directly with handout materials and the standard. 

Course participants should have a basic knowledge of the Y14.5 Standard in order to optimize their training experience.

Each participant will receive a copy of the ASME Standard, Y14.43 - 2011 Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles for Gages and Fixtures.

You Will Learn To
 - Explain the role of gaging within a company’s quality management system related to ISO 9001, specifically Clause 8, and B89 7.2 Measurement Plan.
 - Explain how to apply the rules, principles and practices of gage and fixture design, dimensioning and tolerancing per the Y14.43-2011 Standard.
 - Explain how to extend the principles contained in ASME Y14.5M-1994 and ASME Y14.5M-2009, to gages and fixtures used for manufacturing and inspection.
 - Explain how choices made on design, dimension, and tolerance gages and fixtures determine whether good parts will be rejected and/or bad parts will be accepted.
 - Examine the economic reality of gage use based on part function and production volume.
 - Explain how to put into practice the proper simulation of datum features.

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
 - Those with an interest in learning the new rules, regulations and preferred ASME and ANSI practices per the newly released standard
 - Gage Designers, Fixture Designers, Manufacturing Engineers, Process Engineers, Quality Engineers, Inspectors and/or anyone wishing to strengthen their knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD515
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Patrick J. McCuistion, Ph.D., GDTPS, created all the figures for the Y14.43 standard. He was an Associate Professor in the Engineering Technology and Management Department at Ohio University for 25 years. He taught Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Dimensional Analysis, Quality Management Systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and Technical Writing. Prior to that, he taught three years at Texas A&M University and one year at Pittsburg State University. Dr. McCuistion worked for eight years in various engineering design, drafting, and design and drafting checking positions. He has provided instruction in geometric dimensioning, dimensional analysis, and dimensional metrology to industry, military, and educational institutions since 1986. He has authored one book on geometric dimensioning, three ASME Instructor-supported online courses on Drawing Interpretation, Basic Geometric Dimensioning and Advanced Geometric Dimensioning, and two ASME self-study internet courses covering Drawing Formats, Line Conventions and Lettering, Orthographic and Pictorial Views, Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and Drawing Revisions.

Dr. McCuistion is active in the following ASME/ANSI codes and standards committees: Y14 Main, Y14.2 Line Conventions and Lettering, Y14.3 Orthographic and Pictorial Views, Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Y14.5.2 Certification of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professionals, Y14.8 Castings, Forgings, and Molded Parts, Y14.35 Revision of Engineering Drawings and Associated Documents, Y14.36 Surface Texture Symbols, Y14.43 Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles for Gages and Fixtures, and Y14/B89 Joint Committee on the Specification of Notation to Support Requirements for Size and Geometric Tolerances.
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