The GD&T Challenge
If you aren't sure whether Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing will help your company improve their performance, Technical Documentation Consultants of Arizona (TDC) invites you to complete the following survey. If some of the questions are out of your area of expertise, answer as best you can. Be honest! After you answer the following questions, click the Submit Answers link at the bottom of the page to get your score.
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||Congratulations! You are successfully applying the principles of GD&T. Your production team is communicating amongst themselves using GD&T and there is little ambiguity over drawing requirements. Parts are designed, fabricated, inspected, and assembled with little or no difficulty. New employees to your company should undergo GD&T training as soon as possible to maintain your edge.
||Good! You are doing a fairly good job communicating design intent, but there are some problems. Some members of the production team, including vendors, are not interpreting design intent from the drawing in the same way. Everyone associated with the production effort needs training in the use of GD&T.
||Ouch! Your organization is probably making parts in spite of themselves. Parts are routinely reworked, repaired, used-as-is, or scrapped. Cost overruns and late deliveries seem common. Competitors are right at your heels. There may be factions and infighting among your production team. An aggressive training effort is needed to train all members of your team in the use of GD&T.
||Help! Your company is in trouble! The phrase, "But we've always done it that way, why change?", is alive and well. Your company is drowning in the traditional methods for designing, fabricating, and assembling parts. Competitors can make products faster, better, and cheaper. Solution: Implement a GD&T training regimen for all members of your production team, NOW!
It may seem that some of the questions in the survey may be unrelated to the application of GD&T; actually, the questions address the very core of GD&T. GD&T is the glue that binds the design, manufacturing, inspection and assembly processes together. GD&T provides a method for all team members to communicate and understand design intent. GD&T training brings team members together; and each team member develops a real appreciation for the expertise required for team members in other functional areas. GD&T is a powerful tool in your arsenal to make products faster, better, and cheaper!