Contact Co-ordinate Measurement

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Everyone studies unit 2319-201 (Fundamental principals of dimensional metrology) as the first part of the course. For the second part of the course you have the choice of 7 supplementary units including Contact co-ordinate Measurement CNC and Contact co-ordinate Measurement Manual:

Topics covered:

  • The purpose and function of the component parts of a CMM. 
  • Determining measurement requirements from engineering drawings. 
  • Creating repeatable CMM part programs that can be edited easily

Contact Co-ordinate Measurement CNC
000TRC-642 - Unit 203C

This unit can form part of the Level 2 Award in Dimensional Metrology or can be accredited as a stand-alone unit.  

No prior experience of Co-ordinate Measuring Machines is assumed. 

Trainees are expected to be computer literate, conversant with the use of conventional measuring techniques and equipment, and to be able to read engineering drawings. 

The course is comprised of the following elements…

Day 1  

  • Principals of a Co-ordinate Measuring Machine and Probing Systems
  • Tailoring the GEOPAK environment
  • Probe calibration
  • Principals and establishment of Co-ordinate Systems               

Day 2  

  • System start up
  • Introduction and Measurement of Geometric Elements
  • Introduction to Calculation and Construction functions
  • (i.e. Distance, Angle, Connection Elements etc.)                            

Day 3   

  • Establishment of alternative Co-ordinate Systems
  • Three-Dimensional Element measurement
  • Introduction to CNC Part Programming
  • Presentation of measurement results

Day 4

  • Automatic Probe Calibration
  • Continuation of CNC Part Programming
  • Running Part Programs
  • Editing of Part Programs

Day 5   

  • Continuation of CNC Part Programming
  • Part Program management (Backup / Copy etc. of Part Programs.)
  • Unit assessment

Obtaining applications support

Contact Co-ordinate Measurement Manual 
000TRC-643 - Unit 203M

This unit can form part of the Level 2 Award in Dimensional Metrology or can be accredited as a stand-alone unit. 

No prior experience of Co-ordinate Measuring Machines is assumed. 

Delegates are expected to be computer literate, conversant with the use of conventional measuring techniques and equipment, and to be able to read engineering drawings.  

The course is comprised of the following elements…

Day 1        

  • Principals of a Co-ordinate Measuring Machine and Probing Systems
  • Tailoring the GEOPAK environment
  • Probe calibration
  • Principals and establishment of Co-ordinate Systems  

Day 2        

  • System start up
  • Introduction and Measurement of Geometric Elements
  • Introduction to Calculation and Construction functions (i.e. Distance, Angle, Connection Elements etc.)                                             

Day 3           

  • Establishment of alternative Co-ordinate Systems
  • Three-Dimensional Element measurement
  • Introduction to Part Programming
  • Presentation of measurement results

Day 4           

  • Continuation of Part Programming
  • Running Part Programs
  • Editing of Part Programs
  • Unit assessment
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*Course length subject to variation depending on which route is taken