AUKOM CMM Level 1 – CMM Operator Training Course

At Made to Measure, we recommend AUKOM Level 1 training to anyone working in close proximity to CMMs. But what is AUKOM, and why does it come so highly-recommended? AUKOM is a globally-recognized set of metrology standards that strives to achieve the ultimate goal of strategic international uniformity by implementing standardized metrology best practices. AUKOM CMM courses are software and machine-neutral, allowing you to take the skills that you learn and apply them to any coordinate measuring machine and any software.

AUKOM CMM classes offered at Made to Measure are tailored to be accessible to anyone, providing a general grasp of precision measurement instruments and coordinate measuring machines. We start all the way from the history and application of SI Units, then gradually get trainees more familiar with metrology equipment, and then begin to connect their newfound knowledge to confidently working with CMMs.

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Next Course: February 6-9, 2024

  • Target group: Production metrologists
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Course Goals: The level 1 class lays and consolidates basic knowledge of production metrology for beginners and advanced metrologists. The didactic approach used in the seminar is based on the latest findings. The seminar covers the latest knowledge regarding dimensional tolerancing, programming basics, measurement process planning and the machine and sensor technology used. The enhanced understanding of measuring jobs and influencing parameters enables measuring technicians to reduce measuring uncertainties and thus to make measurement results more reliable and easier to compare. The minimization of costs and waste is supported.
  • Duration of course: 4 days (3 Days of classroom training, followed by a test on the final day)
  • Completion: Certificate upon successful completion of exam
  • Lunch provided daily
  • AUKOM LEVEL 1 Price: $1,600 + $250 Test Fee ($1,850/ student)

“AUKOM has helped me understand the difference between tactile probes and measuring probes. This helps me work with our suppliers to determine which probe system to utilize for specific measurements.”

QA Inspector, Global Drive Manufacturer

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By the Student: Participants with a confirmed course registration may reschedule or cancel their reservation(s) without any cost up to 10 business days before the scheduled class start date. Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the course start date by email or calling our facility. Participants who cancel a confirmed registration less than 10 business days before the course may be billed for 100 percent of the course list price. Participants who fail to appear for training without a prior notice, will be billed for 100 percent of the course price.

By Made To Measure: Made to Measure reserves the right to postpone, reschedule, or cancel any scheduled training courses. Participants may register for the next available course offering or cancel their registration, without penalty. Any payment made for the canceled course will be refunded in full. The participant understands and agrees that Made to Measure, LLC shall not in any way be held responsible or liable for any costs incurred by the participant, including but not limited to costs related to changes or cancellations in travel plans.

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Topics Covered

1-1 Units
SI Units, incl. Definition and History, Base Quantities, Derived Quantities, Prefixes of Units, Angles, Conversion Degrees <-> Radian, Conventional Measuring and Test Equipment

1-2 Coordinate Systems
(Mathematical) Drawing Plane, Origin, Cartesian Coordinates, Right-Hand Rule, Translation and Rotation, Polar Coordinates, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinate System

1-3 Coordinate Measuring Machines
History of Coordinate measuring machines, Cantilever/Bridge/Column/Gantry Types, Differences in the Types, Axis Guide, Measuring Computer and Software, Work Holding Fixture, Accuracy of Coordinate Measuring Machines, CAA Correction, Form Measuring Machines

1-4 Sensors
Sensor selection, Stylus System, Stylus, optical sensors, Image Processing, Laser Triangulation

1-5 Basic definitions
Drawing Entries (Dimensions, Tolerance Symbols), Standard Reference, Differences Nominal Element – Real Element – Extracted Element – Associated Element, Free Form surfaces

1-6 Dimensional Tolerance
Dimensional Tolerances, Taylor?s Principle, Standards, Symbols and Drawing Entries, Length Dimensions, Angular Dimensions, Limiting Dimensions and Fits, ISO Fitting/Mating System, Common Tolerances

1-7 Geometric elements
Standard form elements: Plane/ Cylinder/ Cone/ Sphere/ Line/ Circle/ Point/ Ellipse, Vector, Normal Vector, Minimum Number of Points, Projection

1-8 Geometric constructions
Calculation of characteristics out of two geometrical features (distance, angle), Calculation of features out of two geometrical features (Intersection, Symmetry), Calculation of new features out of some geometrical features (Construction)

1-9 Preparing a Measurement on the Coordinate Measuring Machine
Standardized Temperature, Part Cleaning, Temperature Control, Fixturing, (Avoiding Distortion), Fixturing Systems, CMM and Software Startup

1-10 Stylus Selection and Qualification
Stylus System Selection, Stylus Qualification, Reference Sphere, Reference Stylus, Stylus Sphere Radius Correction, Stylus Tip Bending Correction, Mechanical Filter Effect of the Stylus, Errors of Incorrect Qualification,

1-11 Measuring using Coordinate Measuring Machines
Determining part Coordinate System, Difference to Control Coordinate System, Manual and automatic Alignment, Probing, References, Consequences of Collisions, Number of Probing Points and their Distribution, Influences on measuring result

1-12 Evaluation of Measurement and Statistics
Association methods (Gauss, Maximum Inscribed, Minimum Circumscribed, Minimum Zone), ISO 1101, ISO 14405 and ASME, Modifier symbols (ISO), Statistical Parameters, Mean value, range, standard deviation, median, Outliers, Scattering, Histogram Representation

1-13 Inspection planning
Completely defined characteristic, Purpose of the Measurement, Production of workpiece, Function of workpiece, Feature description, Manufacturing Methods and Accuracies, Shape Deviations, Uncertainty Effects, Awareness of Measuring Uncertainty, Inspection planning, Identifying measuring features

1-14 Documentation and Quality Management
Measurement Reports, Quality Control Charts, Cooperation between Design – Production – Testing, Reproducible and Clear Measurement Documentation, Measuring Strategy documentation



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