Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Geometrical metrology and machine testing

Overall Course Objectives

The course is focused on providing a structured vision of geometrical metrology as the decisional basis for controlling design, manufacture, and function, and a basic discipline, which can serve as powerful tool to solve industrial, as well as scientific problems. The course encompasses a number of hands on activities concerning the use of measurement instruments, data processing and analyses of industrial problems. The quality assurance of measurements is emphasized in the context of the metrological infrastructure at company, national, and international level.

Learning Objectives

  • List and select suitable measurement instruments according to specifications
  • Explain the metrological traceability and interpret the metrological properties accuracy and precision
  • Assess the measurement uncertainty and the traceability for dimensional and geometrical measurements when several methods and instruments are used
  • Verify dimensional, geometrical, and roughness tolerance requirements
  • Classify and relate to relevant international documents, with particular focus on the concepts and elements of the international Geometrical Product Specifications (ISO GPS) system of standards
  • Relate and assess roughness parameters using profile and areal methods
  • Summarize methods for testing manufacturing machines
  • Plan and discuss data presentation and reporting

Course Content

1) Measuring uncertainty and traceability; 2) Geometrical Product Specifications; 3) Coordinate metrology (measurements on CMMs); 4) Digitalisation and Reverse Engineering; 5) Surface metrology; 6) Optical metrology; 7) Tolerance verification; 8) Machine testing.

Recommended prerequisites


Teaching Method

The course is taught over 13 days, covering different topics. Each day is devoted to a single topic, to give a complete coverage of the topic, on the basis of lectures, demonstrations, exercises, hands-on experiments on several measuring instruments.

Limited number of seats

Minimum: 6, Maximum: 32.

Please be aware that this course has a minimum requirement for the number of participants needed, in order for it to be held. If these requirements are not met, then the course will not be held. Furthermore, there is a limited number of seats available. If there are too many applicants, a pool will be created for the remainder of the qualified applicants, and they will be selected at random. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether you have been allocated a spot.

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13 weeks


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 41734
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Wed 13-17

7.500,00 DKK

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