Advanced Manufacturing classes start in spring 2013

Advanced Manufacturing classes in spring 2013 cover tolerancing strategies, APQP, and FMEA.

Tolerancing strategies are rarely taught in engineering programs. Designers and engineers are left to fend for themselves, frequently pulling past design practices forward, whether there is a rational basis to do so or not.

The three-day Tolerancing Strategies with GD&T course combines tolerancing concepts with statistical methods. We examine part tolerances, fixture tolerances, gage tolerances, assembly tolerances and the interactions between them. Tolerance stacks are evaluated via worst case analysis and a variety of statistical techniques. Strategies for robust design capitalize on operational definitions of GD&T to minimize loss to
society.

The class runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18 through 20, and costs $875. To enroll, click here.

Industry uses geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to specify contractual requirements. Unfortunately, many people within industry have a flawed or incomplete understanding of the subject. Our Basic Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing course builds competence to correctly apply and interpret the rules, definitions, principles, and symbols per the American National Standard, ASME Y14.5 – 2009, in only two days! This course provides a common
language to improve communication, so set-up requirements and tolerance zones are clearly understood by all.

The class runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and 14 and costs $585. To enroll, click here.

With APQP, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) provides detailed description and a structured method to define and establish the steps needed to assure customer satisfaction with production parts. Discussion and activities covering this aspect of the workshop give participants a life cycle view of what activities should be planned and implemented during each of the five phases of product quality planning. Common tools to manage the APQP effort are also
included.

The class runs 12:30-4:30 p.m. May 21 and costs $120. To enroll, click here.

A process failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is a structured method for identifying potential problems throughout a manufacturing process. Using a simple manufactured part and documentation, participants in GRCC’s FMEA class work through a Process FMEA using Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) guidelines. Emphasis is placed on understanding the guidelines and FMEA form, maximizing organizational value, team determination of rankings, and linkage to other quality documents.

The class runs 7:30-11:30 a.m. May 21 and costs $120. To enroll click here.

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