Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a symbolic language used on engineering drawings to specify features of a part, including the size, shape, form, and orientation. By implementing GD&T, manufacturers can more clearly and precisely define part requirements, improve inspection, gain business flexibility in today’s global economy, and save money. This course continues to build upon the topics and concepts from the Purdue MEP workshop An Introduction to GD&T, which includes the history of GD&T, datums, and basic GD&T symbols; in this course, participants will obtain additional practice recognizing and interpreting basic GD&T on drawings.
Conflict is a common problem in any organization that has people. Often, leaders are uncomfortable dealing with conflict because they do not have a process that keeps emotions under control. The good news is that an understanding of conflict, why it occurs, and how to manage it can help you turn a conflict situation into a positive opportunity for improvement. Participants will also have the opportunity to identify the key skills that they can practice to improve their ability to handle conflict in a productive way.
This five-day workshop provides the basic skills and knowledge you need to work with the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) found in a typical manufacturing plant. The course begins with a review of relay logic, and then you’ll learn PLC programming, including general logic, timers, counters, and math functions, followed by human-machine interface (HMI) programming. The workshop includes hands-on labs where you will practice implementing what you have learned on a self-contained PLC system. PLCs used in this workshop are from Automation Direct, but the basic PLC knowledge and skills you will learn are easily transferable between PLC systems.