TAM 138 - Dimensional Metrology
In this course the student will become familiar with skills needed to perform parts inspection. The course will provide hands on experience with semi-precise and precision measurement using a variety of instruments such as specialty micrometers, bore gages, universal bevel protractors and plug gages, optical comparators and coordinate measurement machines.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Distinguish the difference between metric and English units of measure.
2. Demonstrate computational abilities in metric and English units of measure.
3. Identify semi-precise and precise measurement instruments.
4. Differentiate between accuracy and precision.
5. Differentiate between direct and indirect measurement.
6. Evaluate measurement data by comparison to specifications.
7. Conclude whether collected data reflects adherence to specifications.
8. Summarize results and conclusions in a clear manner.
9. Construct a precise two dimensional part layout using the appropriate layout tools and instruments.
10. Use various precise tools and instruments to measure part features and dimensions.
11. Collect part measurement data in a clear and organized manner.
12. Explain the difference between precise measurement and semi-precise measurement.
13. Interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) characteristics found on engineering drawings.
14. Use an electronic height gage to measure part features, dimensions or GD&T characteristics.
15. Use an optical comparator to measure part features, dimensions or GD&T characteristics.
16. Use a coordinate measurement machine to measure part features, dimensions or GD&T characteristics.
17. Use semi-precise tools and instruments to measure part dimensions.
18. Identify various tolerance methods used on engineering drawings.
19. Construct a basic two dimensional layout of a part drawing.
20. Use appropriate layout tools and instruments.
Course Offered Fall, Spring