An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe common methods of measurement conversion
  • Determine the degree of precision measurement required
  • Identify various types of precision instruments and their applications
  • List maintenance procedures on various types of measuring instruments
  • Interpret and confirm blueprint requirements
  • Convert between English and metric units
  • Compute total tolerances of parts
  • Calibrate various types of precision measuring instruments to a standard
  • Select and use precision measurement tools

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3