Manufacturing Skills

NTA Manufacturing Course Overviews

Manufacturing Skills

Blueprint Reading 

Blueprint reading is the universal form of communication in manufacturing plants and machine shops. This interactive seminar has been designed to teach the theory of drawings, how to identify the essential details, and how to interpret the dimensions and tolerances found on engineering drawings. This program features a series of workshops using actual shop prints taken from industry to reinforce the learning experience. Upon completion of the program, participants will gain a new set of skills for reading engineering drawings.

Math, Measurements & Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing Employees

Math for Manufacturing provides the student with realistic mathematical problems that manufacturers commonly encounter. By solving the problems both technical and mathematical skills are strengthened, providing a solid foundation for work in manufacturing. This program offers a step-by-step approach to the mastery of essential skills in mathematics including using decimals to solve problems and dealing with measurements and fabrication. Problems related to the use of Tape Measures, Micrometers, and Calipers are included with exercises related to wood, cardboard, and foam machining, and cutting, and assembly operations

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

GD&T is the generally accepted method of identifying product requirements on engineering drawings, as defined by the standard ANSI Y14.5. This course will review advanced GD & T fundamentals; definitions of key terms; applications; form tolerances for individual features; attitude (orientation) tolerances; runout; datums – three plan concept; location tolerance; least material condition; glossary; appendix and workbook section. The program emphasizes functional relationships to specify the geometry or shape of a work piece in a “system” of engineering drawings. Incorporates the principles of ANSI/ASME Y14.5 and is fully compatible with ANSI (U.S.) and ISO (International) drawing practice standards.