Quality Management & Training


The Basic Dimensional measuring techniques (metrology) course is prepared for those who wish to learn basic principles of precision measurements. This course is designed for the entry-level personnel and inspectors. It covers a wide scope of fundamental topics in Dimensional Measurement (Metrology). The focus of this class is on basic technical terms and principles.

Consideration will also be given to:

  • Calibration systems and methods
  • Gauge capability (Repeatability and Reproducibility)


To enable delegates to:

  • Understand and confidently use all types of measuring equipment shown below
  • Complete such measurements in a practical work setting
  • Interpret specifications and drawing for measurement purposes
  • On passing the Measuring Techniques Course be QM&T Certificated Metrology Inspector


Inspectors, Testers, Quality Engineers & Technicians, Quality Managers, anyone who requires basic instruction in measurement.


Items covered include:

  • Principles of Measurement
  • Measuring Tools and Techniques associated with:
    1. International Standard of Length, 1m and the basic Metric system
    2. Length Standards and traceability
      • Gauge Blocks-most accurate, commercially available length standards (also called end standards)
    3. Selection of right measuring tools for the job
      • Tolerance specified and geometry of parts
      • Absolute Measurements as Comparison Measurements Example: Micrometers as Dial Indicators
      • Resolution (smallest reading), Accuracy and Precision
    4. Fixed, or Go/No-Go limit gauges (also called attribute gauges)
      • Application examples
    5. Micrometers; Inside, Outside, Depth, and Digital Micrometers
      • Principles of Micrometers
      • Reading conventional (line-graduated) Micrometers
    6. Calipers; Vernier, Dial, and Digital Calipers
      • Principles of Vernier Scale, line graduated Calipers
      • Abbe’s law in measurement
    7. Indicators; Dial, Test, and Digital Indicators
      • Principles of Dial Indicators-Balanced as Continuous Dial
      • Electronic Gauge head reading
  • Tolerance specified and geometry of part
  • Accuracy in Measurement
  • Calibration systems and methods

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