MECH 1643  with D or better
The concepts and the practices of quality control, precision measurements and inspection needed in the manufacturing environment are studied. Advanced concepts of direct and indirect measurements, contact and non-contact gauging, angular measurement and surface texture/finish are covered. Expanded coverage of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and drawing specifications as related to inspection will be emphasized. Precision measurements and part inspection using both manual and computer-controlled coordinate measurement machines and optical comparators will also be covered. The students will play an active role in a "team" project involving research and reporting on various aspects of the field of metrology.