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Presenter: Robert C. Hoffman

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Seminar Location: Online

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Introduction to Component Tolerance Analysis
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

   What is component tolerance analysis (stack-ups)

   Where the tool applies

   Benefits of the tool

   Overview of dimensional tolerance analysis types

Dimensional Tolerance Analysis
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:30 - 3:00 PM CDT


   Worst case method

   Statistical methods

   Software packages

   Method comparisons

Application of Dimensional Tolerance Analysis
Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM CDT (incl. 15 min. break)

   Dimensional tolerance analysis methodology

   How tolerance selection impacts manufacturing process selection

   How geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) integrates with tolerance analysis

   Component dimension tolerance trade offs

   Appropriate usage of tolerance analysis

      • Do’s and don’ts when using this tool

      • Determining the appropriate analysis approach for an organization

      • Organizational control of dimension tolerance analysis results

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Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

     6.5 PDH

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in all states. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

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Robert C. Hoffman

Creative Product Solutions, LLC, Coloma, MI

Mr. Hoffman received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University (MTU). He studied solid mechanics including stress, fatigue, mechanism design, and vibrations. Mr. Hoffman has 33 years of experience in both the automotive and consumer products fields. His experience includes extensive use of simulation- based design tools, design of electro-mechanical sub-systems and system level optimization through sequential learning using design of experiments (DOE). Mr. Hoffman also has experience with the reduction of performance variation using component of variation (COV) studies as well as all aspects of testing and production approval of electro-mechanical products including safety, performance, reliability, and quality. He has detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes including stampings, castings, injection moldings, and machining. Mr. Hoffman is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan and was trained and certified as a certified statistical black belt from Six Sigma Associates. He is also certified as a master in forced failure testing and certified as a master in product safety at Whirlpool based on the formal training received at that company.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $325.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $275.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.