Dec 04, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ATQT 1010 - Quality Inspection Advanced Techniques

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: ATQT 1000

This course is an introductory class for the quality professional. The course covers the proper use of advanced dimensional inspection equipment such as surface plate and dial indicator measurement, sine plate and angular measurement, surface finish, optical comparator, electronic and pneumatic measurement, and calibration. The course covers nomenclature, instruments, the interpretation of engineering drawings, and measurement methods in a format that is approximately 50% hands-on, although hands-on skills alone are not enough to satisfy course requirements. Math skills and the use of a scientific calculator are recommended, but not required. This course is good preparation for a mid-level job position in the quality assurance field (when combined with ATQT 1000) and provides an excellent knowledge base to prepare the student for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Mechanical Inspector Test.

Location: South Campus

Contact Hours: 2
Billable Contact Hours: 2
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to accurately complete surface plate and dial indicator measurements.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Verify the angle of a part feature using a sine plate.
  2. Calculate the size of an angle from the sine or sine value from the angle using both a scientific calculator and the trigonometric functions.
  3. Set up a height gage with a dial test indicator.
  4. Explain communication using industry nomenclature in both inch and metric.
  5. Interpret communication using industry nomenclature in both inch and metric. Measure part flatness using a surface plate and dial test indicator methods.

Outcome 2: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to accurately measure a part using an optical comparator.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Determine and implement the appropriate measurement using surface illumination or profile illumination on the optical comparator.
  2. Correctly stage a part for a measurement on the optical comparator..
  3. Measure a diameter, arc, line, angle, and distance in both inch and metric on the optical comparator..
  4. Measure parts accurately with both inch and metric calipers (vernier, dial, and digital)

Outcome 3: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to accurately measure the surface finish on a part.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Set and define the parameters of roughness cutoff, traverse length, and filter for surface texture measurements.
  2. Calibrate and use a surface finish testing machine to measure the micro‐finish on a part.

Outcome 4: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to accurately measure parts using high amplification electronic and pneumatic measuring instruments.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the functioning and use of high amplification measuring devices such as electronic indicators electronic probes, and pneumatic gages and probes..
  2. Evaluate pass/fail for the measured dimension using electronic and pneumatic measurement devices.

Outcome 5: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to accurately calibrate the measuring devices discussed in a dimensional metrology lab.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the methods of accuracy verification and calibration for dimensional inspection equipment
  2. Recognize the need for and be able to determine the appropriate measurement standard when calibrating a measuring device.
  3. Check the zero setting and verify the accuracy of a calipers, micrometers, depth micrometers, and other measuring devices.

Outcome 6: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be prepared for the applicable requirements of the ASQ Certified Mechanical Inspector test.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Interpret part drawing requirements and measure them accurately.
  2. Evaluate pass/fail for the measured dimension.
  3. Describe dimensions in both inch and metric terms.
  4. Choose the correct tool to measure any dimension and/or tolerance.
  5. Document measurement results per standard industry practices.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  • 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
  • 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  • 5. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. Course Introduction
    • Measurement by Comparison
    • The Dial Indicator
    • Selection of a Dial Indicator
    • Use of a Dial Indicator
  2. Measurement by Comparison continued
    • Calibration of Dial Indicators
    • Accessories and attachments
    • Use with a surface plate
    • Quiz #1 on dial indicators
  3. High Amplification Comparators
    • Electronic Measurement
    • Applications
    • Advantages and disadvantages
  4. Pneumatic Measurement
    • Background
    • Principles
    • Applications
    • Advantages and disadvantages
  5. Calibration
    • The role of error
    • Basic Calibration Procedure
  6. Calibration continued
    • Recording calibration reading
    • Calibration software
    • ISO9001 compliance
    • Quiz #2
  7. Optical Flats and Optical Alignment
    • Standards
    • Principles
    • Measurement
  8. Reference Planes
    • Background
    • Flatness
    • Perpendicularity
  9. Angle Measurement
    • Level and Protractor
    • Trigonometric functions
    • Sine bar
  10. Angle Measurement continued
    • Mec hanical angle measurement
    • Accuracy and precision
    • Degrees / minutes /seconds vs. degrees decimal
    • Quiz #3 
  11. Surface Measurement
    • B ackground
    • Surface texture specimens
    • Surface evaluation
    • Roun dness
  12. Coordinate Measurement Machines
    • Intr oduction
    • Types
    • Modes of operation
    • Features
    • Quiz  #4
  13. Optical Metrology / Optical Comparators
    • Pri nciples
    • Types
    • Accu racy
  14. Optical Metrology / Optical Comparators continued
    • App lications
    • Measurement
    • Machine Vision Systems
    • Qui z #5
  15. Class Review and Evaluation
    • Re porting Dimensional Inspection Results
    • Dime nsional results as part of a PPAP package
  16. Final Exam

Primary Faculty
Walters, Gary
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



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