GD&T Workshop with Expert Mark Foster


Despite the rainy weather (and I mean… really rainy) and impending arrival of Tropical Storm Hermine, we had a great day yesterday hosting our inaugural Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) Workshop. The first workshop in our new 3-Dimensional Learning Workshop Series, the free full-day GD&T Workshop featured industry expert Mark Foster, President of Applied Geometrics, Inc., and was sponsored by Zeiss Metrology.

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GD&T guru Foster led the morning session with an overview of the “what, when, why and how” of GD&T and the Y14.5 standard. He compared the ‘old’ methods of dimensioning and tolerancing to the Y14.5 approach, and discussed the many strengths and advantages of GD&T.

Following lunch provided by Zeiss, the afternoon session took the theories presented in the morning into the real world of applications with a live demonstration of non-contact 3D scanning and use of GD&T in 3D modeling software.

While it was far from the ideal weather day for a workshop, we couldn’t have asked for a better group of attendees who braved the elements to attend the GD&T workshop. And I would be remiss if I didn’t give a special shout out to Jon Waldman, the lucky winner in the Zeiss Binoculars drawing.

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Thank you to all those who attended and all the positive feedback. We are looking forward to hosting additional educational workshops on a variety of topics of interest to professionals involved in product design, manufacturing and inspection.

As we move forward with our 3-Dimensional Learning Workshop Series, we would love to hear if you are interested in attending a GD&T workshop in your area, as well as what other workshop topics you would like to see related to product development, inspection, reverse engineering and/or 3D technologies. Let us know!

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