Advanced GD&T Competencies: Composite Positioning

While the basics of position are covered in a standard Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) course, and sometimes a lone example of composite position is given, those discussions often overlook the variations allowed that enable more accurate control based on part function. This advanced web seminar will clarify the proper use of “double-decker” position controls in GD&T. There are two distinct types: composite position (one symbol) and two single-segment position controls (two symbols). These are commonly used to locate patterns of features (bolt circles, etc.), but they are rarely taught in any depth. In this course, participants will learn the difference in showing one vs. two position symbols and the importance of the datum references in understanding each meaning, per the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard.

Many samples will be shown of the proper tolerancing of patterns of holes and pins that use each method. Examples and exercises will be provided to allow participants to practice several calculations. Learning these advanced techniques will permit better communication of part and assembly requirements between designers and manufacturers.

What Will You Learn

By participating in this web seminar, you will be able to:
  • Explain composite positioning tolerancing
  • Explain two single-segment tolerancing
  • Apply the appropriate callout based on functional requirements
  • Describe gages for each and calculate gage sizes

Is This Course For You

This advanced-level course is intended for designers, product engineers, manufacturing engineers, manufacturing personnel, and quality/gaging inspectors with a basic knowledge of GD&T concepts. It is a companion to the Advanced GD&T Competencies: Profile of a Surface and Datum Usage web seminars.

Materials Provided

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Course Requirements

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Topics

  • Brief review of position and bonus tolerance
  • Explanation of composite tolerancing
  • The need to control orientation vs. location
  • Adding secondary and tertiary datums to the lower tolerance
  • Two single-segment position tolerancing
  • Functional gaging and CMM gaging perspectives