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: July 16–19, 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

Topics Covered

1-1 International System of Units
SI Units, Definition and background, Base Units, Derived Units, Prefixes, Angles, Conversion Degrees to Radian, Conventional Measuring and Test Equipment

1-2 Coordinate Systems
Origin, Cartesian Coordinates, Polar Coordinates, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinate System, Right-Hand Rule, Translation and Rotation

1-3 Coordinate Measuring Machines
Different types of CMM’s: Cantilever/Bridge/Column/Gantry, CMM components, CMM Software, Accuracy of Coordinate Measuring Machines, CMM calibration, Roundness Testers, History of Coordinate measuring machines.

1-4 Sensors
Different types of sensors: contact – tactile and non-contact: Image Processing, distance sensors (scanners)

1-5 Basic geometry 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, Linear Dimensions, Angular Dimensions, ISO Limits and Fits System, Types of fits

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

1-8 Geometric constructions
Relationship between two geometrical features: distance and angle, Constructions: Intersection, Symmetry, Bolt Hole Diameter etc.

1-9 Preparing a Measurement on a Coordinate Measuring Machine
Standard Temperature, Part Cleaning, Temperature Control, Part Fixturing (Preventing Distortion), CMM and Software Startup

1-10 Stylus Selection and Qualification
Stylus System Selection, Stylus Qualification, Qualification Artifact, Stylus Tip Radius Correction, Stylus Tip Bending Correction, Mechanical Filter Effect of the Stylus, Consequences of Incorrect Qualification,

1-11 Measuring using Coordinate Measuring Machines
Determining Part Coordinate System, Machine Coordinate System, Manual and automatic Alignment, Probing Strategy  – Number of Points and their Distribution, Consequences of Collisions.

1-12 Evaluation of Measurement and Statistics
Association Methods (Gauss, Maximum Inscribed, Minimum Circumscribed, Minimum Zone), Modifier Symbols (ISO 14405), Statistical Parameters, Mean, Range, Standard Deviation, Median, Outliers, Histograms

1-13 Inspection planning
Completely defined characteristic, Purpose of Measurement, Manufacturing of a workpiece, Function of a workpiece, Feature description, Manufacturing Methods and Accuracies, Form Deviations, Uncertainty Influence, 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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