Basic Dimensional Measurement Tools and Methods
a quality training workshop from The QC Group

Before workers can contribute to any measurement-based improvement efforts, they must be proficient in using and reading basic measuring devices. This program is a practical, efficient way to build workers' skills and knowledge.

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Production workers, Machine operators, and Inspection personnel.


Public Workshop, or On-site


Technical Workshop


Basic Dimensional Measurement Tools and Methods builds a solid foundation of skills that workers can use across a broad spectrum of applications. It forms the basis for mastering more advanced measuring tasks to ensure that you'll get the most accurate measurements possible. With this program, workers will master the essentials of handling, applying and reading the most common gages on today's shop floors from steel rules to micrometers and height gages.


What good is a measurement result if it has been measured incorrectly? There are many sources of measurement errors that can be easily avoided if we know how to recognize them. We focus on common measurement errors and how to avoid them!


  • INTRODUCTION - Introduction and key concepts
    • Variable and Attribute Measurements
    • Other Types of Measurements
    • 10:1 Rule
    • Temperature, Uncertainty, Unnecessary Accuracy
    • Gage Correlation
    • Gage Maintenance, Handling and Storage and Tool Care
    • Gage Selection Chart
  • Fundamentals and Linear Tools
    • Key terms and concepts
    • Criteria for accurate measurements
    • Rules - steel, hook, bevel protractor, basic depth gages
    • Use of depth gages, inside and outside calipers, dial calipers and electronic calipers
  • Micrometers and Dial Indicators
    • Outside, inside, vernier and electronic micrometers
    • Types of dial indicators
    • Dial indicating gages - calipers, depth gages
  • Fixed Gages
    • Snap gages
    • Plug gages
    • Ring gages
    • Screw thread plug gages
    • Thread ring gages
  • Surface Plate Equipment
    • Surface plate equipment
    • Gage blocks
    • Height gages - vernier, dial, electronic
    • Micrometer height gages
    • Surface plate accessories
  • Miscellaneous Equipment
    • Surface Roughness Testers
    • Shape and Profile Measurement
    • Laser Designed Gaging
    • Optical Comparators



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Classes Available
06/08/2015 - 06/09/2015 Minneapolis, MN $795
07/06/2015 - 07/07/2015 Chicago, IL $795
09/15/2015 - 09/16/2015 Los Angeles, CA $795
10/05/2015 - 10/06/2015 Minneapolis, MN $795
11/09/2015 - 11/10/2015 Chicago, IL $795
12/03/2015 - 12/04/2015 Detroit, MI $795

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