MTT-130: Quality Control Gaging and Inspection

Machine Tool - DNU
Academic Level
Course Subject
Machine Tool Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Quality Control Gaging and Inspection
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

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

Core Course Topics
  1. History and Basic Principles
  2. Definitions – Terms
  3. Reference Prints
  4. Line Measurement
  5. Selection and Care of Instruments and Tools
  6. Micrometers & Verniers
  7. Fixed Cages a Comparative Measurement
  8. Precision Gage Blocks & Calibration
  9. Surface Plate Techniques & Accessories
  10. Inspection of Machined Parts
  11. Dial Gages & Test Indicators
  12. Metrics
  13. Angular Measurement
  14. Screw Threads (English & Metric)
  15. Gage Checking & Control
  16. Surface Finish
  17. Pneumatic, Electronic, and Optical Equipment
  18. Hardness Testing
  19. CMM
  20. Non-destructive Testing
  21. Use of and Introduction to SPC
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Apply U.S. customary and metric units of measure and their conversions. (Imperial measure as in Canada).
  2. Demonstrate the use of terminology used in manufacturing and quality assurance.
  3. Identify the various precision tools, gages and equipment and their applications.
  4. Prepare and read gaging instruments to tolerances specified.*
  5. Evaluate the inspection of parts utilizing a rational approach to inspection techniques.*

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Department approval

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2014
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date