News:
Recruitment
We are looking for part-time training deliverers. Geometrical tolerancing knowledge not as essential as good industrial experience, because training can be provided. Contact Iain Macleod with CV if you are interested in working with us.
BS 8888 2013
The latest revision of BS 8888 was published in December 2013.  The CD-ROM version, including all the ISO standards referenced by BS 8888, is also now available.

BS EN ISO 1101 - update
The new revision of ISO 1101, is at last available from BSI as BS EN ISO 1101: 2013. An update is already underway, and is likely to appear in 2015.

Funding for Wales:
Several of our clients have recently obtained funding for training through the Skills Growth Wales Programme.

This programme is funded from the European Social Fund, and
their Business Helpline number is 0845 60 661 60.

The Welsh European Funding Office may also be worth checking out.

If we discover details of any similar funding available in other parts of the UK, we will post details here.


Explorer 8 users:
We have finally sorted out the IE8 bug.

The site should now be working correctly with IE8 and other browsers - if you do encounter a problem, please let us know.

Many thanks to Howard Jones who solved the problem.


Accredited GD&T courses
For the first time in the UK,  fully accredited Geometrical Tolerancing courses are now available.

Our 3-day Geometrical Tolerancing courses (ISO and ASME Y14.5 versions) have been incorporated into the NPL* Training Framework

These courses are accredited by NPL and validated by The National Skills Academy for Manufacturing.

Contact us for further details.

*National Physical Laboratory
NPL Training
Iain Macleod Associates is now an approved deliverer of the NPL* Dimensional Metrology Training.
Click here for further details. and contact us if you are interested.


Approved Supplier status
Iain Macleod Associates is an Approved Supplier to BAE Systems.

GPS Pocket Guide
Iain Macleod Associates are the UK distributor for the GPS Pocketbook produced by Dr Per Bennich and Dr Henrik Nielsen.

Draft standards for public comment
BSI publishes draft versions of standards for public comment before finalising them at this link BSI Draft Review System.

It is worth keeping an eye on these if you are responsible for standards in your organisation.  Check it out.



About Us:
Iain Macleod Associates have been providing consultancy and training services for industry since 1991.

Most of our work consists of training in Geometrical Tolerancing and other subjects related to technical product specification.  Our training courses are usually delivered on-site for clients, and are generally tailored to reflect the nature of the client's business.

Iain Macleod is a member of the BSI Technical Committee TDW/4, which is responsible for standards in the area of Technical Product Realization, and has recently taken over the chair of subcommittee TDW/4/8, which is responsible for the development and maintenance of BS 8888.

Iain Macleod is also a member of ISO Technical Committee TC213, which develops the ISO standards relating to Geometrical Tolerancing and Geometrical Product Specification.

Our clients include Formula 1 racing teams, and manufacturing organisations in the defence, aerospace, automotive
and transport sectors, as well as many SMEs across a wide range of industries.
In-House Training Courses

We provide training courses on-site, wherever and whenever you need them.

The training is tailored to reflect the kind of work that you do, using your products and components as the basis of some of the worked examples and exercises which are used on the courses.


Public Courses

Course: Geometrical Tolerancing to BS 8888 and ISO Standards - Level 1

Dates: 16th, 17th & 18th November 2015.

Venue: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire (not far from Manchester Airport).

This course is accredited by the National Physical Laboratory and validated by The National Skills Academy for Manufacturing.

Email us now to reserve a place.

Course: Geometrical Tolerancing to BS 8888 and ISO Standards - Level 1

Dates: provisionally scheduled for late Q1 2016.

Venue: The National Physical Laboratory, London.

This course is accredited by the National Physical Laboratory and validated by The National Skills Academy for Manufacturing.

Email us now to reserve a place.

If you are looking for a place on a public or open course, and the course(s) listed above are not suitable, please send us your details, and we will keep you posted.