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IME 4810 - Metrology
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Precision measurement, its relationship to geometric tolerances, critical dimensions, and calibration. Statistical process control and quality assurance using manual and automated gauges, checking fixtures, non-destructive testing, and coordinate measuring systems. Use of vision, laser, and other non-contact measuring systems.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: STAT 2600 or IME 2610; recommended, IME 3480.
Credits: 3 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 to 3)
Prerequisites by Topic:
IME 3480 Design for Production & Statistics 2600
Students who successfully complete this course will:
- Understand the purpose of critical dimensions in manufacturing
- Understand the principles and operation of precision measurement tools and equipment used in modern manufacturing
- Understand the fundamentals of inspection methods and systems.
- Be able to analyze simple parts for dimensional accuracy and functionality.
- Be able to measure the manufacturing process using deterministic metrology.
- Be able to design simple inspection gage and checking systems.
- Understand the fundamentals of modern quality concepts.
- Be able to apply statistical techniques.
- Be able to design simple productive tooling that assures duplicate parts.
Dotson, Connie: "Fundamentals of Dimensional Metrology", 5th edition, Thompson/Delmar
Learning, ISBN 981-1-4180-2062-0
Fred Sitkins, M.A.
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
F-231 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Spring 2009