If your company doesn’t
have time to wait for your staff to be trained,
can hire the world’s leading
expert to design, dimension
and tolerance your gages
fixtures for you.
And, as a
side benefit, your incomplete and/or incorrect
product drawings will be corrected and completed to
expedite the process of properly designing gages and
fixtures to inspect your parts.
Learn to design gages to assure that your parts function
. . . no matter where they are produced
in accepted non-functional or rejected functional parts.
No matter where in the world your company’s products are being
manufactured, the most reliable way to assure that your parts
will function and mate with other parts in your assemblies is
UNRELIABLE VERIFICATION OF FUNCTIONALITY:
Machines take a sampling of points on the surface of part features and then run
them through algorithms to smooth the data. This smoothing program filters
out the highest points that are most likely to hang up in assembly conditions.
Variables data collectors, such as CMM’s, are great for Statistical Process
Control, but cannot be relied on for proof that parts will assemble or function.
FOOL-PROOF ASSEMBLABILITY VERIFICATION:
Gages are three-dimensional representations of the mating parts, but less
forgiving than the assembly in that they utilize all of the
applicable tolerances to decide the sizes of the gauging
elements. If the part fits the GD&T gage, you can rest easy
that the part will fit the assembly. But that is only true if
the GD&T gages (and the parts they represent) have been designed,
dimensioned and toleranced correctly.
James D. Meadows is the chairman and founder of the world’s only
nationally and internationally recognized standard on the
dimensioning and tolerancing of GD&T gages and fixtures. ASME
Y14.43 training, which includes Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Principles for GD&T Gages and Fixtures explains the extensive
rules and principles and how to properly utilize them. This ASME
Y14.43 training has only been in written form and available to
the public through the ASME Y14.43 training standard since 2003.
It was revised, updated and re-issued as Y14.43-2011. So, unless
your GD&T gage and fixture designers have been trained since
then per this standard (or tried to study it on their own),
there is no way they could possibly be designing, dimensioning
and tolerancing your gages 100% correctly. James D. Meadows, the
world’s leading expert on GD&T gages and fixtures, can teach
your employees the rules and principles needed with our ASME
The farther away your products are being manufactured, the less
control you have, and