Hill Cox

Hill Cox

Hill Cox is the chairman for the technical committee for the American Measuring Tool Manufacturers Association and president of Frank Cox Metrology Ltd. He can be reached at hill@frankcox.com or at 905-457-9190. 

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Understand Calibration Source Criteria (Pt 3)

There's more to calibration than reading digital displays.

Some folks select the calibration source based on convenience. They reason that the best choice for them is the lab down the street or around the corner because they don’t have to ship their stuff any distance to get it done.


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Calibration Source Criteria

YOU CANNOT BE TOO DETAILED IF YOU WANT TO AVOID PROBLEMS LATER.

If your company intends on using an outside source for your calibration work, sooner or later a choice has to be made from a short list of candidates.


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Keeping an Eye on Vision

IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO GET YOUR EYES CHECKED.

A friend in the industry contacted me recently for suggestions on dealing with a request from a customer of their calibration service requesting the results of vision tests on their lab people.


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Decisions, Decisions…

A COUPLE OF VERY IMPORTANT DECISIONS SHOULD NOT BE LEFT TO CHANCE.

Regular readers of my rants on these pages will know that since I’m a pretty simple guy, it doesn’t take much to get me excited or amazed.


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Phantom Setting Plugs

These plugs are drifting around inspection departments all over

Calibrating adjustable thread ring gages can get a bit sticky on occasion due to customer assumptions versus the requirements of ISO 17025.


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Auditors Guide to Calibration Reports

A document without data is not much of a report

I regularly take shots at quality auditors for some of their antics but thought that, in the interest of fairness, it was time to turn my sights on issuers of calibration reports for some of their antics.


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2015 May

The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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