Dimensional Measurement Tools – Basics (Self-Directed Learning)

  • Delivery Option: Self-Directed
  • Subject Category: Technical
  • Number of Days: 8-12 hours

Course Summary

This DVD course forms the basis for mastering more advanced measuring tasks to ensure that you’ll get the accurate measurements needed for all data-based improvement efforts. With this program, workers will master the essentials of handling, applying and reading the most common gages on today’s shop floors and inspection labs – from steel rules to micrometers and height gages.

Target Audience

Production workers, operators, and inspection personnel will benefit from this training.

Course Objectives

Basic Measuring Tools builds a solid foundation of skills that workers can use across a broad spectrum of applications.


Fundamentals and Linear Tools

  • Key terms and concepts
  • Proper handling and care of gages
  • Criteria for accurate measurements
  • Rules – steel, hook, combination squares, basic depth gages
  • Calipers – inside/outside, vernier, dial, electronic


Micrometers and Dial Indicators

  • Outside, inside, vernier and electronic micrometers
  • Types of dial indicators
  • Dial indicating gages – snap gages, calipers, depth gages


Fixed Gages

  • Snap gages
  • Plug gages
  • Ring gages
  • Screw thread plug gages
  • Thread ring gages


Surface Plate Equipment

  • Surface plate equipment
  • Gage blocks
  • Height gages – vernier, dial, electronic
  • Micrometer height gages
  • Surface plate accessories


What’s Included?


  • 4 DVDs
  • 1 Instructor’s Guide
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • 1 Participant’s Guide
  • 1 Training Part and Drawing