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In my last column I outlined the process for preparing a shipment of plug gages that are being sent to an outside laboratory for calibration.
My lab does a lot of fixed limit gage calibration and I sometimes wonder how the folks who deal with it on a day-to-day basis cope with it all.
There’s an old rule of thumb among suppliers of precision gages that tighter tolerances mean higher prices. This is understandable considering the extra effort involved working within such boundaries. But not all gage users understand this.
There are a number of documents dealing with the calibration of thread gages purporting to be “standards” that are really more like training manuals. There is a need out there for this information but invariably, instead of sticking to the metrology involved, they delve into quality decisions and things start to come off the rails.
Height gages are a general purpose tool, which can be used in a variety of industries and applications by anyone who needs to measure precision parts.
Gage blocks are the most used physical representation of length available to companies requiring the highest order of precision for their work.
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