Measurements: Measuring Tools

The Measurements: Measuring Tools course is an informative, entry-level overview on the various measurement tools commonly used during inspection with particular attention paid to hand-held devices. This course focuses on quantitative gauges, such as calipers and micrometers; qualitative gauges, such as go/no go thread rings or plugs; and standard or class-specific tools, such as levels, squares, and gauge blocks. Learners in the quality and manufacturing fields will find value in this course.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify each measurement tool by name.
  • Understand what type of measurement instrument each tool is.
  • Comprehend the purpose of each measurement tool.
Course Length: 2 HRS

Table of Contents

Measurements: Measuring Tools Introduction

Standard or Class-Specific Tools

  • Levels
  • Squares
  • Surface Plates
  • Gauge Blocks
  • Surface Finish Comparators

Quantitative Gauges

  • Scales
  • Calipers
    • Vernier Calipers
    • Dial Calipers
    • Digital Calipers
  • Micrometers
    • Outside Dimension Micrometers
    • Inside Dimension Micrometers
    • Depth Micrometers
  • Protractors
  • Height Gauges with Test Indicators
  • Inside Diameter Bore Gauges

Qualitative Gauges

  • Profile or Radius Gauges
  • Thickness Gauges
  • Go/No Go Thread Rings or Plugs
  • Snap Gauges
  • Adjustable Telescoping Gauges
  • Spring Calipers

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