Fundamentals of Functional Gaging and Measurement - Foundational Level

This 2-day foundational-level course teaches functional gaging design. It covers how to verify part dimensional requirements using functional gages and other measurement methods. The course offers an explanation of metrology, the roles of the metrologist and inspector, measurement uncertainty, inspection tools, functional gages, inspection planning and reporting, and simulating datums.

Each attendee receives:
  • A Functional Gaging and Measurement Workbook
  • Drawing handouts

Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice exercises. 

What Will You Learn

By attending this class, you will be able to:
  • Describe the functions of inspection in an organization
  • Define what measurement uncertainty is.
  • Explain the basic operating principles, strengths, and weaknesses of the three major categories of inspection tools
  • List the types, uses, and tolerance methods for attribute gages
  • Explain attribute gage design fundamentals
  • Develop a measurement / inspection plan
  • Describe the purpose and content of an inspection report
  • Inspect and report size dimensions
  • Describe the basic concepts of datums related to inspection
  • Understand how to simulate datums for inspection
  • Verify flatness, straightness, circularity, cylindricity, orientation, position, runout, profile of a surface, and profile of a line tolerance requirements

Course Requirements

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  • Metrology and Inspection
  • Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty
  • Categories of Inspection Equipment
  • Attribute Gaging Concepts
  • Attribute Gaging Design Fundamentals
  • Measurement / Inspection Plans
  • 7 Inspection Reports
  • Inspecting and Reporting Feature of Size Dimensions
  • Datum Concepts Related to Inspection
  • Simulating Datums for Inspection
  • Verifying Flatness Tolerance Requirements
  • Verifying Straightness Tolerance Requirements
  • Verifying Circularity and Cylindricity Tolerance Requirements