An entry-level course covering the following manufacturing inspection methods: layout, surface plate techniques, tool and instrument reading and uses, and floor and receiving inspection. Also discusses surface finish measurement, introduction to SPC techniques, and GDT. Laboratory activities.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- History and Basic Principles
- Definitions – Terms
- Reference Prints
- Line Measurement
- Selection and Care of Instruments and Tools
- Micrometers & Verniers
- Fixed Cages a Comparative Measurement
- Precision Gage Blocks & Calibration
- Surface Plate Techniques & Accessories
- Inspection of Machined Parts
- Dial Gages & Test Indicators
- Angular Measurement
- Screw Threads (English & Metric)
- Gage Checking & Control
- Surface Finish
- Pneumatic, Electronic, and Optical Equipment
- Hardness Testing
- Non-destructive Testing
- Use of and Introduction to SPC
- Apply U.S. customary and metric units of measure and their conversions. (Imperial measure as in Canada).
- Demonstrate the use of terminology used in manufacturing and quality assurance.
- Identify the various precision tools, gages and equipment and their applications.
- Prepare and read gaging instruments to tolerances specified.*
- Evaluate the inspection of parts utilizing a rational approach to inspection techniques.*
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning