Articles by Hill Cox

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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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Another Look at Gage Block Calibration

The two-part series on gage block calibration continues.
November 6, 2013
The long awaited moment has arrived. Your blocks are back from the lab complete with a calibration report outlining the measured size of each piece in the set. Now what?
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Gage Block Calibration

Consider these steps before going through the process.
October 9, 2013

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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Practical Checks on Measurements

Is there a way to improve calibration—without ramping up costs?
September 11, 2013
Many companies have their equipment calibrated on a regular basis and believe all will be well until they are calibrated again.
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Identify or Qualify?

Everything doesn’t need to be calibrated
August 5, 2013

In metrology we have similar benign bits of hardware that can create havoc if misapplied, but in the grand scheme of things rarely are.


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How to Get Accurate Calibration Prices

Prevent problems and price changes by following these tips.
July 9, 2013

Many calibration customers become frustrated with their calibration sources because of price changes after they’ve sent a purchase order and the gages to the lab.


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How Long Are Calibration Reports Valid?

Consider these factors in looking at a calibration report.
June 17, 2013

This question is rarely, if ever, asked but assumptions regarding the length of time involved regularly pop up, especially when measurement disputes are the situation into which such assumptions are injected.


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The ‘PC’ Disease

It’s time to understand the symptoms and the cure.
May 7, 2013

Just so there’s no misunderstanding, the ‘PC’ referred to in the title is not about political correctness, a very bad disease in its own right. In this case it’s about panic calibration.


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Comparing Calibration Laboratories

Conventional wisdom is usually a safe bet, but not always.
April 4, 2013

On the surface, it would seem there is little to be done when looking at calibration services.


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Rejecting Gages

Here’s how to handle rejection.
March 1, 2013

Every gage manufacturer receives a number of rejects in the course of a year—it goes with the territory.


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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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