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Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles for Gages and Fixtures


Learn the rules, principles and practices of gage and fixture design, dimensioning and tolerancing per the newly approved standard, "Y14.43-2011 - Revision of ASME Y14.43-2003 (R2008) - Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles for Gages and Fixtures."


Course Objective: The standard on which this course is based extends the information contained in ASME Y14.5M-1994 (which is not a gaging standard). It shows the physical embodiment of the theory of geometric tolerances as it pertains to manufacturing and inspection. It teaches that the choices we make on how we design, dimension and tolerance gages and fixtures determines whether good parts are rejected and/or bad parts are accepted. Participants also study the collection of variables data from coordinate measuring machines and a wide variety of inspection equipment, then analyze the data to determine compliance with geometric tolerances.

Who Should Attend: All those persons with an interest in learning the new rules, regulations and preferred ASME and ANSI practices per the newly approved standard Y14.43-2011 on the design, dimensioning and tolerancing of GO gages, NOGO gages, functional gages (to verify geometric tolerances) and fixtures (to stabilize parts for manufacturing and inspection). Anyone interested in the collection and analysis of variables data using coordinate measuring machines and other measurement tools common to today's industry.

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This program can be applied toward the:

Wed.-Fri. Aug. 19-21
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: James D. Meadows, Adjunct Instructor
CEUs: 1.7/PDHs: 17
Enrollment Limit: 40
Program No. 4810-8420
Note: Please note: Class ends at noon on day 3.
Registration Deadline: Wed., Aug. 19
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Wed., Aug 17-19, 2016
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: James D. Meadows, Adjunct Instructor
$1190: Register by Fri., June 17, 2016
$1290: Register on or after Sat., June 18, 2016 Discount Available
Enrollment Limit: 40
Program No. 4810-8712
Note: The class ends at 4:30pm Wednesday and Thursday; on Friday the class ends at 12:00pm.
Registration Deadline: Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
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  Related Courses  
Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
For more information, contact:
Marcia Gabriel,, 414-227-3378
Murali Vedula,, 414-227-3121


Dimensioning and Tolerancing Certificate
Congratulations to the recipients of UWM's Dimensioning and Tolerancing Certificate in November 2008:

Mike Alwicker, Shure Inc.

Gregory Barmore, Iris International

Dennis McCoy, Moog Components Group

Please see the following link for an evaluation of the GDT session held March 22-24, 2006

Thank you to Dan Hanson PhD PE, Rock Island Arsenal for giving us permission to link it to our website

Evaluation from attendee