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H & M

Associates SA

Heritage House Suite 106

Dreyer Street


Cape Town



021 671 8435

Email: train@hmassoc.co.za


Basic Mechanical Inspection & Measurement

Duration Three Days

This workshop is designed for persons who need to inspect and measure manufactured product.

Blueprint symbols and components

Interpret drawings and apply requirements in various test and inspection activities. (Analyze)

Define and use Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing GD&T terms. (Aanalyze)

Classification of product defect characteristics in terms of critical, major, minor, etc. (Apply)

Types of measurements

Define and distinguish between direct, differential, and transfer measurements. (Understand)

Gauge selection

Determine which measurement instrument to use in various situations, based on considerations such as the characteristic to be measured, test uncertainty ratio, test accuracy ratio . (Analyze)

Inspection points

Define and distinguish between inspection point functions (receiving, in-process, final, source, first- article, etc.), and determine what type of inspection is appropriate at different stages of production, from raw materials through finished product. (Apply)

Inspection error

Define various types of inspection error, including parallax, fatigue, flinching, distraction, etc. (Understand)

Certificates of compliance (COC) and analysis (COA)

Define and distinguish between these two types of certificates. (Understand)

Non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques

Identify various NDT techniques ( X-ray, eddy current, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, electromagnetic, magnetic particle, etc.) for specific applications. (Understand)

Destructive testing techniques

Identify various destructive tests (tensile, fatigue, flammability, etc.) for specific applications. (Understand)Other testing techniques

Identify characteristics of testing techniques such as those used for electrical measurement (DC, AC, resistance, capacitance, etc.)chemical analysis, and physical/mechanical measurement (pressure tests, vacuum, flow, etc.) (Remember)

Types of measurement and test equipment (M&TE)

Describe, select,  the following types of M&TE, and evaluate their measurement results to determine conformance to specifications. (Evaluate)

1. Hand tools (e.g., calipers, micrometers, linear scales, analog, digital, vernier scales)

2. Gauges (e.g., pins, thread, custom gauges)

3. Optical tools (e.g., comparators, profiles, microscopes)

4. Coordinate measuring machines (CMM)

5. Electronic measuring equipment (e.g., digital displays, output)

6. Weights, balances, and scales

7. Hardness testing equipment (e.g., Brinell, Rockwell)

8. Surface plate methods and equipment

9. Surface analyzers (e.g., optical flats, roughness testers)

10. Force measurement tools (e.g., torque wrenches, tensiometer)

11. Angle measurement tools (e.g., protractors, sine bars, angle blocks, gage blocks)

12. Color measurement tools (e.g., spectrophotometer, color guides, light boxes)

B.  Control and Maintenance of Measurement & Test Equipment (M&TE)

1.   M&TE identification, control, and maintenance                                                                      

Describe various methodologies for identifying and controlling M&TE to meet traceability requirements, and apply appropriate techniques for maintaining such equipment to obtain optimum performance. (Apply)

Delegates Receive a H & M Certificate on successful completion of a forty five minute multiple-choice examination, competent mark is 60%

This Course Material is aligned to the body of knowledge requirements for ASQ requirements CQT