AUKOM Level 2

February 10th – 14th, 2020

  • Target group: Production metrologists
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 1 Test
  • Learning aims: The Level 2 course furthers basic knowledge of production metrology for advanced measuring personnel. The didactic approach used in the class is based on the latest findings. The course content comprises the latest knowledge on form and positional tolerance, test plan interpretation, programming, monitoring, and the machine and sensor technology used. An enhanced understanding of measuring jobs and influencing parameters enables metrologists & measuring personnel to reduce measuring uncertainties and by doing so, making measurement results more reliable and easier to compare. The minimization of costs and wasted materials is supported throughout the chapters of the course.
  • Course duration: 5 days (4 Days of Instruction, 5th Day for Exam)
  • Completion: Certificate upon successful completion of exam
  • Lunch provided daily, Monday – Thursday.

Topics Covered


2-1 Overview of the Entire Measuring Process

Short review of the contents covered in AUKOM Level 1

2-2 Geometric Overview

Standard Geometric Elements, Surface and Space Points, Punched Hole/Slot, Tetragonal/Hexagonal Hole, Symmetry, Perpendicular, Parallelism, Angle in Space, Coordinate System Transformations

2-3 Form and Positional Tolerances

Introduction to the Form and Positional Tolerances, Symbols and Drawing Entries, Form Tolerances, Reference Designation,? Directional, Positional and Runout Tolerances, General Tolerances

2-4 Measuring Strategy

Define Clamping Setups and References (Practical Instructions), Order of Reference and Origin Selection, Iterative Alignment, Alignment According to the 3-2-1 and Best-Fit Methods (3-D Fit), Measuring Element and Auxiliary Elements, Machine Grid Measurements, Contour Measurements, Measurement with Cylinder Surfaces, etc.

2-5 Probing Strategy – Tactile

Number and Distribution of Probing Points, Probing Force and Speed, incl. Material Properties, Stylus Diameter, Special Styli, Scanning

2-6 Probing Strategy – Image Processing

Single-shot measurement, Multi-shot measurement, Edge finder, Contour image processing, Projection optics, Illumination, Filter, Scanning, Auto focus

2-7 Probing Strategy – Distance Sensors

Laser triangulation sensors, Foucault sensor, White light sensor, Light section sensor, Photogrammetry, Fringe protection, Influence on the measuring results

2-8 CNC Programming

Teach-In, Offline Programming, Measuring against CAD Data, Clarity and Self-Explanatoriness of Variables, Modules and Programs

2-9 Measurement of Free Form Surfaces

Element types in Free Form Surface Metrology,? Effect of a 3D-Fit, Different Measuring Strategies, Programming Methods for Establishing Measurement Sequences

2-10 Evaluation

Evaluation Criteria: Function-oriented and Manufacturing-oriented Evaluation Methods, Differences in the Association Methods (Gauss, Envelope, Minimum Requirement), Constructions, Graphic and Tabular Evaluation, Measurement Logs

2-11 Effects on the Measurement Result

Effects on the Measurement Result, Reduction of Measurement Uncertainty, Detection and Reduction of Systematic and Random Effects, Temperature Compensation

2-12 Documentation

Principles of Documented and Reproducible Documentation, Graphic Evaluation, Form Plots, Measurement Reports and Their Improvement

2-13 Test Equipment Monitoring

Test Equipment Monitoring, incl. Monitoring Strategies, Test Specimen, Normals, Monitoring and Acceptance Test of Coordinate Measuring Machines, Qualification Chain

2-14 Good Measurement Practice

Good Measurement Practice, Necessity of Cooperation


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