Fundamentals of Functional Gaging and Measurement - Foundational Level
I.D. # ET8200 Duration 2 Days

This 2-day foundational-level course teaches functional gaging design. It covers how to verify part dimensional requirements using functional gages and other measurement methods.¿The course offers an explanation of metrology, the roles of the metrologist and inspector, measurement uncertainty, inspection tools, functional gages, inspection planning and reporting, and simulating datums.

Each participant receives: A Functional Gaging and Measurement Workbook and  Drawing handouts.

Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice exercises.¿

Learning Objectives
By attending this course, you will be able to: 
  • Describe the functions of inspection in an organization
  • Define what measurement uncertainty is 
  • Explain the basic operating principles, strengths, and weaknesses of the three major categories of inspection tools
  • List the types, uses, and tolerance methods for attribute gages
  • Explain attribute gage design fundamentals
  • Develop a measurement / inspection plan
  • Describe the purpose and content of an inspection report
  • Inspect and report size dimensions
  • Describe the basic concepts of datums related to inspection
  • Understand how to simulate datums for inspection
  • Verify flatness, straightness, circularity, cylindricity, orientation, position, runout, profile of a surface, and profile of a line tolerance requirements

Participants should have:
  • Completed 16 hours of formalized classroom training in GD&T
  • Experience interpreting or applying GD&T in an industrial setting
  • Have a working knowledge of the ASME Y14.5-2009 Standard
A certificate from the GD&T Trainer¿Fundamentals of GD&T course is acceptable.


Jim Beary, Robert Charlton, or Curtis Pawloski

All SAE GD&T instructors are industry professionals with years of experience applying geometric dimensioning and tolerancing on the job.

Our instructors:

  • Have expert knowledge of the Y14.5 Standard
  • Are ASME and/or ASQ certified
  • Have current or recent industrial experience using GD&T¿
  • Possess at least five years of experience using GD&T
  • Are experienced and skilled using SAE teaching materials

SAE instructors use identical training materials and lesson plans, so you receive the same class presentation from every trainer.

Fees: $1299 SAE Members: $1169


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