Further developing the knowledgebase established in our Basic Measuring Tools courses, these intermediate-level training labs introduce 3 additional measuring devices: Gauge Blocks, Slide Calipers, and Outside Micrometers. These intermediate tools are commonly used by quality, production, engineering, tooling, machining, and maintenance personnel.
Built on Routsis Training’s exclusive SkillSet™ training model, these unique courses combine instructional videos with hands-on learning and skills-development worksheets.
These Intermediate Measuring Tools labs cover Slide Calipers in particular detail. Participants will practice using these tools for taking outside, inside, and depth measurements. An additional lab also demonstrates field-checking procedures that can be used to verify proper calibration and functionality — ensuring accurate slide caliper measurements of part features.
Micrometer techniques and field-checking procedures are also introduced. This series contains 2 labs dedicated to the correct usage of an outside micrometer.
In 7 different training labs, participants learn the background, purpose, required equipment, and procedures for the correct usage of various measuring devices. Proper handling and storage of these precise tools is stressed throughout the training sessions, as well as procedures for verifiying the accuracy these tools.
Using Gauge Blocks
Gauge blocks are essential tools for zeroing and field-checking other measuring devices. In this lab, participants create three specific heights using multiple gauge blocks — and then verify these heights through measurement.
Using Slide Calipers for Outside Measurement
This lab teaches the correct usage of slide calipers for taking outside measurements. Digital displays, metric dials, and imperial dials are all covered in this course. Participants practice using slide calipers to measure a specific part feature to determine whether the part is within specification — and document their findings on the associated worksheet.
Using Slide Calipers for Inside Measurement
In this training lab, participants learn how to obtain accurate inside measurements using slide calipers. They practice using the tool by measuring a particular part feature to determine if it meets the specified tolerance, and the results of these inspections are documented on their worksheet.
Using Slide Calipers for Depth Measurement
While perhaps a less common use of slide calipers, reliable depth measurements can be obtained with good technique. Participants learn the correct procedures for positioning the calipers and fixturing the workpiece to determine if a given part feature meets dimensional requirements.
Using an Outside Micrometer
This lab introduces participants to the outside micrometer. The video portion of the training explains various types of outside micrometers and how to use them correctly. When this lab is performed, students use an outside micrometer to determine whether a specific part feature is within the specified tolerance range and document their findings on the associated worksheet.
Field-Checking Slide Calipers
Even with perfect technique, a given measurement is only as accurate as the measuring device being used. This lab covers the procedure for performing a basic “field check” of slide calipers, in order to ensure the device is functioning properly and providing accurate, reliable measurements.
Field-Checking an Outside Micrometer
Outside micrometers are precise tools. But even the best quality micrometer can become damaged and drift out of calibration. The field-checking procedure covered in this lab helps participants quickly ensure their outside micrometer is delivering reliable, accurate measurements.