Calibration of Hand Tools

A good understanding of calibration is vital to any manufacturing industry's effective use of its measurement tools and equipment.  This course lays a foundation for this much needed knowledge as applicable to hand tools.

Course outline:

  • Quality system calibration requirements
  • How to make your calibration system work for you and your customers without overdoing it
  • The factors of measurement uncertainty and how to control them.
  • Achieving traceability to national standards (N.I.S.T.)
  • Overview of calibration terminology & documentation and the value of data retention
  • Overview of working standards for M&TE calibration
  • Internal and external calibration auditing
  • Proper use and handling of gage blocks
  • Review of English/Metric measurement terminology
  • Interpreting flatness and parallelism in micrometers using optical parallels and mono-chromatic lights
  • Calibration procedures and tolerances for M&TE
  • Calibration labels and stickers; establishing cycle times
  • Review of precision measurement: class exercises

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Productivity Quality, Inc. has been the leading distributor of metrology systems in the Upper Midwest for over 30 years.

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