Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 4810 - Metrology

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Catalog Description:

Precision measurement, its relationship to geometric tolerances, critical dimensions, and calibration. Statistical process control and quality assurance using manual and automated gauges, checking fixtures, non-destructive testing, and coordinate measuring systems. Use of vision, laser, and other non-contact measuring systems.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: STAT 2600 or IME 2610; recommended, IME 3480.

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 to 3)

Prerequisites by Topic:

IME 3480 Design for Production & Statistics 2600

Course Objectives:

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • Understand the purpose of critical dimensions in manufacturing
  • Understand the principles and operation of precision measurement tools and equipment used in modern manufacturing
  • Understand the fundamentals of inspection methods and systems.
  • Be able to analyze simple parts for dimensional accuracy and functionality.
  • Be able to measure the manufacturing process using deterministic metrology.
  • Be able to design simple inspection gage and checking systems.
  • Understand the fundamentals of modern quality concepts.
  • Be able to apply statistical techniques.
  • Be able to design simple productive tooling that assures duplicate parts.


Dotson, Connie: "Fundamentals of Dimensional Metrology", 5th edition, Thompson/Delmar Learning, ISBN 981-1-4180-2062-0

Course Coordinator:

Fred Sitkins, M.A.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
F-231 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: (269) 276-3375

Revision Date: Spring 2009


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
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