Inspection and Gaging: A Training Manual and Reference Work that Discusses the Place of Inspection in Industry ...

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Industrial Press Inc., 1987 - Technology & Engineering - 654 pages
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Concise yet comprehensive, this highly acclaimed training manual and reference provides the many phases of inspection work and their application to today's manufacturing operations through a practical down-to-earth presentation.
  • Discusses a range of manual and automatic measuring devices along with their specific functions and the specialized functions involved in their use.
  • Analyzes the methods and duties of inspectors.
  • Appropriate for use by inspection supervisors, plant managers, quality control engineers and subcontractors.
  • Includes SPC and other data analysis methods for manufacturing applications.
  • Provides detailed discussions of available measuring and quantitative systems.
  • Compares important measuring and gaging systems.
 

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I have used this text since 1990 while employed as an inspector and as a metrologist and find the text well written and very useful. This is a good text, along with others, to use when writing the procedures for your instruments.If it were a little more in depth on the calibration subject it would even better suit my needs. If you follow the recommendations for the illustrated applications and general information you can calibrate most gauges and measure most applications, etc. More hands-on texts such as this one are needed as the skilled craftsmen disappear and are replaced with "textbook" trained individuals. 

Contents

The Need and Function of Inspection in Industry
1
How Specifications Aid the Inspector
22
Tolerances and Allowances
53
How Standards Aid the Inspector
64
Basic Procedures
91
Basic Principles and Techniques of Measurement
154
Comparison and Fixed Gages
212
Surface Plate Methods and Equipment
242
Optical Measuring and Inspection Equipment
432
Gaging and Inspection of Screw Threads
461
Special Measuring and Inspection Problems
489
Gage Checking and Calibration
514
Measuring in Millionths
526
Coordinate Measuring Machines
575
Automatic Gaging
595
Nondestructive Testing
622

Mechanical Indicating Equipment
292
Electrical Gaging Equipment
379
Air Gaging Equipment
403

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About the author (1987)

Hoffman is the President of Hoffman & Associates, an engineering consulting firm based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has over 25 years of industrial experience. Edward has also taught and lectured for colleges, technical societies, and trade schools for over 10 years.

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