Impact on the Organization
The ability to read blueprints and engineering drawings is a crucial skill in manufacturing, and necessary to the success of quality improvements such as reducing scrap and costly rework. Mastery of these skills can greatly affect your company’s bottom line and profitability. In this course, participants learn the importance of engineering drawings and the skills to successfully interpret them. The result – production of high-quality products at the lowest possible price.
This blueprint reading essentials training program discusses the basic elements of a blueprint and introduces the concepts which students must master to successfully interpret engineering drawings used in an industrial environment. A Pre-Test is given, but no prior knowledge of drafting or drawing is assumed. The course covers principles of shop sketching, basic review of shop mathematics (including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, measuremment, geometry, fundamentals of algegra, and right triangle trigonometry) and use of measuring tools. The course also introduces the concepts of size control and material tolerances. This course is a prerequisite for Geometric Design and Tolerancing.
- Review of Shop Mathematics & Computing with a Scientific Calculator
- Learn Blueprint Reading Basics (lines and line chararacteristics, print dimensions, machined elements, views, thread interpretation, and specifications)
- Review Company Drawing Examples
- Introduction to GD&T
- Review Measurement Techniques
Typically 24-48 hours
This program can be customized to reflect your organization’s procedures, policies, cases, examples, and terminology. Please inquire about these optional consulting services.