Fundamentals of Metrology and Quality C1859

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

Metrology is an important component in manufacturing because it provides a rigorous method for Quality personnel to manage risk and uncertainty.  To mitigate risk successfully and develop techniques for problem solving, it is important to evaluate sources of uncertainty, verification, and non-conformance.   This seminar is intended to introduce the various principles associated with uncertainty of measurement; to explore the history of measurement, and to clearly identify calibration, true values, errors, uncertainty, traceability, random and systematic effects, repeatability and reproducibility.  It will help you to understand why MSA can sometimes give wrong results; to know when uncertainty evaluation is required; and when a Gage R&R study is sufficient.

Learning Objectives

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the uncertainty of measurement
  • Explain the differences between errors, repeatability, reproducibility, and uncertainty
  • Determine whether a Gage R&R Study is fit for your purposes
  • Detect when to use uncertainty evaluation
  • Judge whether a measurement is capable

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers who work in the fields of quality, manufacturing and production, who would like to understand the fundamentals of Metrology and uncertainty of measurement. Individuals in other professional disciplines who are interested in enhancing their knowledge in this arena will also find this course helpful.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

  • History of Measurement
    • Early standards of measurement
    • Metric system
    • Interchangeability with master parts
    • Traceability in global supply chains
  • Key concepts in Metrology
    • True value and error
    • Calibration and traceability
    • Random and systematic effects
    • Repeatability and reproducibility
  • Evaluating Uncertainty
    • Sources of uncertainty
    • Combining uncertainty
    • Simple uncertainty budget exercise
    • Sensitivity coefficients
    • Full uncertainty budget exercise
Day 3
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
    • Accuracy compared to uncertainty
    • Gage Studies and Gage R&R Studies
    • Issues with systematic effects
  • Practical use of uncertainty
    • Determining product conformance
    • Determining measurement capability
    • PUMA for quick uncertainty budgets
    • Gage Studies with awareness of uncertainty
Dr Jody E Muelaner CEng MIMechE

Dr. Muelaner is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Bath.  His over twenty-year engineering career began in machine design, working on everything from medical devices to saw mills.  Since 2007, he has been developing novel metrology at the University of Bath.  He gained his City and Guilds qualification in CAD in 1997, a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Exeter in 2004, became a Chartered Engineer in 2009, and was awarded a PhD in Metrology Assisted Assembly by the University of Bath in 2011.  He has worked extensively with clients in the aerospace industry including acting as the Lead for Metrology on the Airbus Advanced Low-Cost Aircraft Structures (ALCAS) project.  He has published widely in peer reviewed journals and reports for the UK government and industry.  His website is a leading metrology source with over 28,000 visitors annually. 

Duration: 3 Days
CEUs: 2.0

Fees: $1699.00

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