Measurements: Measuring Processes

The Measurements: Measuring Processes course is an informative, intermediate level overview on how to use and read various measurement tools commonly used during inspection with particular attention paid to hand-held devices. This course focuses on how to read a vernier scale, dial scale, and digital scale as well as how to take readings with transfer-type gauges. Learners in the quality and manufacturing fields will find value in this course.


Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between the different measuring scales.
  • Identify the steps involved when reading a measuring tool with multiple scales.
  • Read measurements off of vernier, dial, and digital scales.
  • Recognize the method of performing transfer-type readings.
  • Understand the inherent human errors in taking a measurement.
Course Length: 3 HRS

Table of Contents

Measurements: Measuring Processes Introduction

Vernier and Dial Scales

  • Vernier Scale
    • Vernier Calipers
    • Outside Dimension Micrometers
    • Depth Micrometers
  • Dial Scale
    • Dial Calipers
    • Imperial Dial Caliper Video
    • Metric Dial Caliper Video

Digital Scale and Transfer-Type Readings

  • Digital Scale
    • Digital Calipers
    • Digital Depth Micrometers
    • Digital Height Gauges
  • Transfer-Type Readings
    • Adjustable Telescoping Gauge with OD Micrometer Video
    • Adjustable Telescoping Gauge with OD Micrometer Step-By-Step Example

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