Engineering essentials

Tolerance analysis

This course gives you, the design engineer, the means to identify and prioritise the critical tolerances that govern the fit, form and function, while striking an effective balance between the use of cost and time.

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Tolerance analysis
Members:
£495.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£595.00 Plus vat

Summary

This course gives you, the design engineer, the means to identify and prioritise the critical tolerances that govern the fit, form and function, while striking an effective balance between the use of cost and time.

The analysis of tolerance stack-ups is an essential component of good product design. Variation will always be present in any manufactured product, and the accumulation of these small variations can have a devastating effect on a company’s profitability and reputation.

While there is no official standards covering the analysis of tolerances, in this course we recommend an approach which you can adopt in a variety of scenarios.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for design engineers and those involved in the detailed preparation of drawings and specifications.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

• Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role and purpose of dimensioning and tolerancing in the modern manufacturing environment
• Produce a detailed analysis of any tolerance chain (stack-up)
• Define upper and lower specification limits that satisfy the requirements of fit, form and function
• Identify potential risks created by out-of-spec components
• Show which dimensions have the most significant effect and hence need the most control
• Review specifications and perform detailed checking
• Present clear options on how to optimise any tolerance chain
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Very good, excellent knowledge of the subject and provided a very good grounding to take back and roll out.

Mark Wilson Randox Laboratories

Key topics

• Fundamentals of dimensioning in the modern manufacturing environment
• Use of specific and general tolerances especially to express functional and non-functional dimensions
• Basic tolerance analysis, the use of stack-up/chains

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B and E

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Location:
    London, Sheffield
  • CPD Hours:
    7
  • Accredited:
    no
  • UK-Spec:
    B, E

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1 day course

London
12 Nov 2019
London
04 Feb 2020 10% discount available until 4 December
Sheffield
05 May 2020 10% discount available until 5 March
London
10 Nov 2020 10% discount available until 10 September

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