Gage Training

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Course Objectives

Unit 1:  Gage Primer

The purpose of this unit is to develop a fundamental understanding of basic gaging concepts. The rest of the training program builds on these concepts. Upon completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of measuring and the importance of precise and accurate measurements.
  • Define key metrology terms.
  • Explain the source of measurement standards and why they are so important.
  • Read and interpret basic engineering drawing symbols.
  • Understand GD&T terminology and symbols.
  • Identify and classify flaws in the finish of a surface.
  • Use basic geometry to describe part dimensions.

Unit 2:  Using Gages

In this unit you will learn the proper way to use a variety of dimensional measurement instruments. Upon completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Use calipers, vernier calipers, micrometers, and vernier micrometers and interpret readings taken with those instruments.
  • Measure parts with both height and depth gages.
  • Use fixed limit gages and describe the advantages and disadvantages of them.
  • Perform measurements with comparative length devices such as test indicators and dial indicators.
  • Use gage blocks for establishing dimensional standards as well as describe their qualities and grades.
  • Explain the purpose and qualities of surface plates.

Unit 3:  Gaging Applications

In this unit you will learn how to select the best gage to use for particular measuring situations. Upon completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Specify the best gage to use for a variety of different measuring applications.
  • Identify the best way to measure linearity, roundness, and circularity.
  • Make sure you don't make any of the most common measuring mistakes.
  • Design a measurement process that eliminates or reduces potential measuring complications.
  • Properly care for and maintain gages and measuring instruments.