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Fundamentals of Calibration

December 1, 2011
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Calibration is an insurance policy that verifies the accuracy of test instruments. Measurement instruments are essential for any company that verifies and measures during the product design and manufacturing process. Since these instruments are used to verify the quality of products, they are ultimately responsible for a business' success and the profitability. This makes the calibration of test and measurement equipment essential to multiple industries, including aerospace, life sciences, medical equipment, and general manufacturing. Regardless of the industry, the use of out-of-tolerance (OOT) instruments in day-to-day business compromises quality and credibility. This primer explains the fundamentals of calibration and why it is an essential part of any business plan.

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Title: Fundamentals of Calibration
Website: http://service-solutions.tektronix.com
Date: 11/2011
Format: PDF
Topic(s): Featured White Paper

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