This session is meant to walk participants through a simple spreadsheet method of creating and calculating tolerance stacks with traditional tolerances. Most companies lack a standardized approach to tolerance stacks, which leaves engineers and others to tackle these calculations in a haphazard manner. This session reviews the basics of building a tolerance stack in a methodical fashion, allowing a simple calculation of worst-case maximums and minimums. The course is intended for designers, product engineers, manufacturing engineers, and quality personnel who have a need to understand tolerance stack-up methods.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose and benefits of stacks
  • Use the 4-step process to complete a stack
  • Determine the "stack path" for one-dimensional stacks
  • Complete the spreadsheet template for various stacks
  • Perform worst-case max/min stacks using traditional tolerances

Session Outline:
  • Tolerancing review
  • Tolerance strategies
  • Stack definition, purpose, and assumed conditions
  • The four steps in calculating a stack
  • The two-column stack spreadsheet
  • Sample part stacks with practice exercises
  • Performing stacks on assemblies
  • Examples and exercises with assemblies

Who Should Attend:
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Product engineers
  • Designers
  • Quality personnel

Training Session Information
Date Presented:
April 23, 2013 11:00 AM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Tolerance Stacks: Tolerance Stacks Fundamentals
Speaker Information
John-Paul Belanger   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Recertification Credit : 1.00
This session is available as recertification credit for individuals who have earned a SME certification.
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SME Member Price: $89.00
Non-Member Price:$109.00