Functional Gaging and Measurement 2-day

This course introduces functional gaging design and covers how to verify part dimensional requirements using functional gages and other measurement methods.

Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, this 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. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice problems.

Each attendee receives a robust collection of learning resources including:
  • Functional Gaging and Measurement Workshop exercise workbook
  • Class handouts
  • 90-day access to the Fundamentals of GD&T '94 web training course, to practice and reinforce what was learned in the classroom
Thousands of students have learned GD&T through Alex Krulikowski's textbooks, self-study courses, computer based training, and online learning center. Students who attend courses like this one walk away with more than knowledge. They gain on-the-job skills because the learning materials are performance-based.

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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  • Inspection in an Organization
  • Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty
  • Three Major Categories of Inspection Equipment
  • Attribute Gaging Concepts and Design Fundamentals
  • Benefits of RMB Datum Feature Simulation
  • Inspection Reporting Methods and Size Dimensions
  • Datums Related to Inspection
  • Simulating Datums for Inspection
  • Verifying Flatness Tolerance Requirements
  • Verifying Straightness Tolerance Requirements
  • Verifying Circularity and Cylindricity Tolerance Requirements
  • Verifying Orientation Tolerance Requirements
  • Verifying Position Tolerance Requirements
  • Verifying Circular and Total Runout Tolerance Requirements
  • Verifying Profile of a Surface and Profile of a Line Tolerance Requirements