Inspection and Gaging

COURSE OUTLINE                                                       

PREFACE

This lecture/lab course is designed to cover measuring and gaging tools and methods for shop and inspection personnel. The unique lab practice ensures that the student can successfully use the measuring and/or gaging equipment.

OPTIONAL LAB

Unlike any typical course, Gary Griffith uses gages and actual parts of known value in the lab practice sessions that confirm the student’s ability to correctly use the equipment. This lab environment is guaranteed to provide the student direct feedback on use of the equipment via the actual measurements.

 PRE-REQUISITES

Basic Blueprint Reading / GD&T

COURSE LENGTH

24 Hours (No Lab)

32 Hours (With Lab*)

Other (if tailored for specific measurements and equipment)

* Lab assumes that there will be time spent in your inspection area using your equipment.

 

BOOK:

Quality Technicians’ Handbook (Recommended)

OUTLINE
  • INTRODUCTION
  1. Measurements & Quality
  2. Accuracy & Precision
  3. Dimensional Measurement
  4. Calibration & Usage
  5. Care of Equipment
  • INSPECTION HAND TOOLS

Micrometers
Calipers (Vernier/Dial)
• Applications
• Selection
• Discrimination
• Setting
• Reading
• Care & Maintenance
Telescoping Gages
• Applications
Small Hole Gages
• Applications
D. Dial Gages (Snap/Depth/Bore)
• Applications
• Selection
• Discrimination
• Setting
• Reading
• Care & Maintenance
Bevel Protractors
• Applications
• Selection
• Discrimination
• Setting
• Reading
• Care & Maintenance

  • FIXED GAGES

Plug/Ring Gages
• Applications
• Selection
• Discrimination
• Setting
• Reading
• Care & Maintenance
Radius Gages
Adjustable Parallels

  • BENCH INSTRUMENTS

Bench Comparator

  • SURFACE PLATES & ACCESSORIES & SETUPS

Care & Use of Surface Plates
Surface Plate Accessories & Their Use:
• Gage Blocks
• Parallels
• Angle Plates
• Vee Blocks
• Precision Squares
• Surface Gages
• Height Gages
• Indicators