Measurement for Manufacturing

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Taking measurements is a key task for many operators and technicians in manufacturing. In this workshop, you'll learn why measurements are important in manufacturing and how to properly use rulers, calipers, micrometers, gage blocks, and other measurement instruments to lake linear and angular measurements.


  • Explain why measurements are performed in manufacturing.
  • Describe the two measurement systems in use today.
  • Explain the difference between a dimension and a tolerance.
  • Demonstrate how to use a ruler, protractor, calipers, and micrometer to measure.
  • Explain the purpose of gage blocks.
  • Explain the purpose and types of go/no-go gages.
  • Explain the purpose of a gage R&R study.
  • Explain the purpose and functionality of other common measurement tools used in manufacturing, including dial indicators, height gages, scales, and coordinate measurement machines.
  • Explain the purpose of validation and calibration of measurement tools.

Appropriate For

Quality control/assurance technicians and inspectors; other manufacturing personnel whose jobs require use of measurement tools and are new to manufacturing.



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