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Learning Contents and Workshops

Teaching method

An important goal of the EU project EUKOM was, to develop a method, which supports workplace near learning. 


This „blended learning“-approach enables the learners to manage their learning behaviour time and structure wise by freely applying computer-based elements. The additional workshops are an important part of the education and give the participants the possibility to deepen their knowledge through practical exercises. With the chosen method, the learners can participate in the EUKOM-education alongside their work, which is well accepted by the participants and their employers. 


Education structure

Practice in the coordinate metrology clearly shows that not all metrologists cover the same tasks. In fact, a hierarchic task and responsibility sharing exists. The requirement analysis has shown that this hierarchy usually exists in three stages. The curriculum of the education concept follows this structure, since the metrologists need to have different knowledge for different tasks.


The education concept is structured in three objective qualifications:

The CMTrain CMM-User is addressed to simple operators of coordinate measuring equipment. They should be able to perform standard measurements for which an appropriate measurement programme with its procedures is already defined. Their activity is limited to prepare and to start the coordinate measuring equipment. 


The CMTrain CMM-Operator is addressed to advanced operators of coordinate measuring equipment. They should be able to define the measuring task based on a technical drawing, independently create measuring programmes and evaluate the measuring results under consideration of falsifying influences. Furthermore, they should be able to supervise the relevant coordinate measuring equipment. 


The CMTrain CMM-Expert is addressed to experts. They should plan measuring processes for any complicated measurement task, programme, optimize and in the end estimate the measurement insecurities. Further, the measurements of the operators and their qualification should be supervised. Therefore, also methods of the quality management should be applied. 

Learning Contents

Education level 1
CMM-User

1-01 Measurands and units in coordinate metrology

1-02 Location in plane

1-03 Location in space

1-04 Geometrical features

1-05 Geometrical links

1-06 Fundamentals of metrology and testing

1-07 Basic elements of a CMM

1-08 Types of CMM

1-09 Preparation of measurements on CMM

1-10 Stylus configuration and qualification

1-11 Measurements with CMM

1-12 Evaluation of measurements and statistics

1-13 Accuracy

1-14 Basics - Quality management

1-15 Self-organised learning



Education level 2
CMM-Operator

2-01 Overview - Complete measuring sequence

2-02 Overview - Geometry

2-03 Tolerances of size

2-04 Geometrical tolerances

2-05 Measurement strategy

2-06 Probing strategy

2-07 CNC programming

2-08 Evaluation

2-09 Influences on measurement result

2-10 Documentation

2-11 Use of statistical parameters

2-12 Statistic process control

2-13 Basics - Inspection equipment monitoring

2-14 Basics - Quality management

2-15 Non-contact coordinate metrology

Education level 3
CMM-Expert

Extension 1: Form and position

Extension 2: Measurement insecurities

Extension 3: Digitalization of  work pieces

Extension 4: Computer tomography


Legend: italic means planned/in development