The Dial Caliper
By Barbara Anderegg
Learners review guidelines for the proper use of a dial caliper. Illustrations appear throughout the learning object.
How to Read a Caliper
In this interactive object, learners review how to read a caliper. They then test their skills with eight practice questions.
The Care and Use of a Caliper
By Phil Peters
The learner examines the four different ways that a caliber can be used to measure dimensions and distances.
In this learning activity you'll examine how a sine bar is used to measure angles.
Reading Vernier Height Gage Quiz
Students take a 13-question quiz to practice reading 25- and 50-division Vernier height gages.
Test your skills at reading a ruler.
How Small Is a Millionth of an Inch?
In this learning activity you'll determine the measurement to be made and the accuracy required.
Everyone Knows How to Use a Ruler, Right?
Students review the best practices for using a ruler and answer five basic questions.
Gage Block Combinations Review
By Kelly Curran, Janet Braun
In this learning activity you'll test your ability to select the proper gage blocks when making a stack.
Using Gage Blocks: Discussion and Quiz
In this learning activity you'll identify the consequences of using gage blocks incorrectly.
In this learning activity you'll explore the history behind gage blocks.
Steel Rules Test
By Kelly Curran
In this learning activity you'll test your knowledge of the different types of steel rules as well as how to use and read them correctly.
Units of Measurement
In this learning activity you'll explore units of measurement.
Optical Comparator: Establishing a Reference Frame on the Starrett HB 400
In this interactive learning object, learners read how to compensate for a part not mounted perfectly parallel to the machine axis.
The History of Standards
In this learning activity you'll review the historical progression of standards to learn what makes a good standard.
Optical Comparator: Starrett HB 400 Edge Detector Quiz
The learner tests his/her ability to set up the optical comparator edge detector using a virtual simulation of the machine.
Optical Comparator: Operating the Controller on the Starrett HB400
Students review the functions of the keys on the Starrett HB400 Optical Comparator controller.
Using an Indicator
By Janet Braun, Barbara Anderegg
Students read about the basics of using an indicator.
Optical Comparator: Setting Up the Edge Detector on the Starrett HB 400
Students read how to set up the optical comparator edge detector in this interactive learning object.
Practical Trigonometry (Screencast)
After a brief review, the student solves five practical shop problems using right angle trigonometry.
Learners review surface finish basics and read how to calculate the roughness average.
Identifying Non-Random Patterns on a Control Chart
By Mary Lee Rudnick-Kaun
In this learning activity you'll recognize several patterns on an Xbar and R control chart. These non-random patterns are indications that the process is not in a state of statistical control.
Part Alignment on the Coordinate Measurement Machine
By John Stewart
In this animated object, learners examine how to align a part on the 1808 CMM.