IIGDT Newsletter November 2020
 
 
Leadership starts at the Executive level

Understanding business implications starts at the executive level and driving leadership practices must be embraced and led by example.

Understanding the proper interpretation or intent of GD&T is not equally shared in all disciplines of the process chain. This starts at management and moves down through design, engineering, manufacturing to inspection. We all assume we know GD&T, but the doors of knowledge are closed through non-participation and assumptions.

8-TracksToday our education system fails to address this important aspect of the full system. Many engineers come out of school knowing how to use the latest software and tools, but not the fundamental knowledge GD&T addresses.

Education in manufacturing no longer addresses GD&T period: Inspectors often take a quick one-day course and they are expected to be masters of the GD&T universe: Very disheartening.

When the entire process incorporates a full understanding of GD&T your engineering design group specs products that can be manufactured, assembled and inspected as intended. There will be no ambiguity only true clarity.

Read the full article at iigdt.com.

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IIGDT Seminar Series : February - March 2021
Minnesota Seminar Locations
Minneapolis, MN Intro to Mechanical Drawings & GD&T
February 8-12, 2021 GD&T—Intermediate Principles
  GD&T—Advanced Applications
   
Minneapolis, MN GD&T—Tolerance Optimization
March 22-1231, 2021  
   

If you would like to host a Seminar Series within your community or your company, please contact Dr. Greg Hetland for more information.

For our full schedule, visit our GD&T Seminar Schedule Page!


Precision Ground Flatstones

Precision Ground Flatstones

Use these flatstones to improve precision ground surfaces or repair surfaces by removing swelling, dents and nicks.

These stones have been ground flat on both faces with a diamond wheel. The long sides are ground perpendicular to allow stoning up to a shoulder. The ends are unground. The stones are used to remove the swellings which surround the inevitable tiny nicks and dents found on any machined surface. They are much like gage block stones, but with a more aggressive cutting action.

The stone’s porous structure allows asperities to penetrate far enough to be trimmed off. When the raised area is reduced in height to about ten microinches, the force is spread out between two relatively large flat surfaces, and cutting activity substantially stops.

Visit the Precision Ground Flatstone product page.

Precision Ground Flatstones

   
 
Dr. Greg Hetland

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