Articles Tagged with ''calibration''

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Trescal Pursues Acquisitions in NA

April 10, 2014

Trescal announced that it has acquired Instrument Calibration Services and Test Equipment Repair Corporation, two companies that provide calibration and repair services for a wide variety of measurement and test equipment.


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Tektronix Opens Calibration Facility in Utah

April 10, 2014

Tektronix announced the opening of their new service facility in Salt Lake City, UT.


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PMEL Attacks Calibration with Military Precision

April 3, 2014

Precision is key for military applications.


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NDT

Calibrating X-ray CT Systems

Learn more about the two main methods of calibrating CT data
April 2, 2014

Like other metrology technologies, X-ray CT systems must be traceably calibrated to give true metrological performance.


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Other Dimensions

Calibration Cycles

Calibration frequency will vary with the application
April 1, 2014

A lot of people play fast and loose with the frequency of calibration on their gages, masters and instruments.


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Sending Ring Gages Out for Calibration

Ring Gages often require a little more attention
March 3, 2014

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.


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Sending Gages Out For Calibration

Proper Packaging of the Gages is the Most Critical Step
February 3, 2014

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.


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The Price of Precision

Higher tolerance “insurance” comes with a price tag.
January 8, 2014

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.


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Other Dimensions

Too Much or Not Enough?
December 4, 2013

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.


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Software & Analysis

How to Use Risk Evaluation to Develop a PT Participation Plan

November 7, 2013
In the past, proficiency testing (PT) items and participation frequency were formulated by accreditation bodies, regardless of the scale, customer type, and economic conditions of a laboratory.
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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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