Course Contents 
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing [GD & T]
 Need for GD&T
 GD&T Terms Defined
 Rules Types and Applications of Dimensioning
 Features and Dimensioning conventions
 Circular tolerance zones. Separation of Basic sizes and tolerances defined in frames
 Tolerancing Principles, concepts of LMC, MMC and RFS
 Virtual Conditions
 Resultant Conditions
 Applications of virtual and resultant condition boundaries
 Bonus Tolerance
 Datum Referencing
 Immobilization of parts, Six Degrees of freedom
 Datum precedence
 True Geometric counterparts and datum feature simulators. Restrained v/s Unrestrained TGC
 Datums of Size
 Datum Targets, Equalizing Datums
 Principles of Datum Selection
 Tolerances of Location
 Datum Reference frame displacements allowed by Datum Features of size
 Simultaneous Requirements on tolerances of location
 Tolerances of Form: Straightness, Flatness, Roundness & Cylindricity
 Rules and exceptions on tolerances of form
 Tolerances of Orientation: Parallelism, Angularity, Perpendicularity
 Orientation tolerances cases for surfaces and axes
 Tolerances of Runout: Circular and Total Runout
 Tolerances of Profile: Profile of a Line and Profile of a surface
 Metrology for Form, Orientation, Runout and Profile Tolerances
 Pattern Locating Tolerance Zone Framework (PLTZF) & Feature Relating Tolerance Zone Framework (FRTZF)
 Projected Tolerance Zone
 Dimension Origin
 Fastener formulas. Fixed and Floating fastener implementation
 Functional (Receiver) Gage Design, Strategies of Gage Tolerancing using the Absolute Tolerancing principle
 Paper Gauging (Functional Layout Gauging), Verification methods for features accounting for datum reference frame shift. Practice problems in Soft Gauging
 Position tolerances for Nonround features
 Practice on assigning Geometric tolerances and predicting the part piece quality
 Introduction to Tolerance Stackup analysis. Statistical Tolerancing. Introduction to worst case and Root Sum Square methods
 Tolerancing steps, hierarchical restraining with size, form, and orientation Tolerancing

Design of Experiments & Robust Design [DoE]
 Importance of Structured Experimentation
 Concepts of Factors, Responses & Levels
 Problem Solving with Factorial Experiments  multiple factors at two levels
 Analysis of Data. Establishing Cause & Effect relationships
 Design of Experimental runs. Box Diagrams and Dot Plots
 Measuring Results. Effect Plots and their interpretation
 Getting more results out of fewer resources. Concepts of Confounding & Blocking
 Lurking Variables, their effects and their identification
 Introduction to Analysis of Variance
 Fisher's implementation of DoE
 Introduction to Taguchi's implementation of DoE, Evaluation of SignaltoNoise Ratios, Concept of Robust Design
 Applications of DoE for Quality, Cost and Business Process Improvement. DoE in Six Sigma Projects.

Measurement Systems Analysis [MSA]
 Overview of Measurement Systems
 Sources Of Variation
 Need for MSA
 R & R Test
 Contributing Factors
 Acceptance Criteria
 Range and Average Evaluation
 Introduction to ANOVA method
 R&R for Destructive Tests
 Stability Test
 Stability Evaluation
 Bias Test
 Significance using 't' statistic in Bias Evaluation
 Evaluation of Bias from Stability Data
 Linearity Test
 Regression
 Assessing Confidence Intervals in Linearity
 Attribute Gauges
 Gauge Performance Curve
 Signal Detection method
 Cross tab method

