Measurement Matters

2011

Measure for Measure: True Meaning

by Grachanen, Christopher L.

The term “calibration” can mean different things to different people, depending on their education and experience, and whether they are suppliers or consumers of calibration services....


Measure for Measure: Under the Microscope

by Bucher, Jay L.

Audits are chances to see where improvements can be made and to find areas that can be improved upon. If you approach an audit with the right mindset, it can be a great opportunity for all parties involved....


Measure for Measure: Best of Both Worlds

by Shah, Dilip

Some measuring instruments allow you to display either metric or imperial units at the touch of a button. This raises the question of whether two measurement uncertainty budgets are required for the different units of measurement....


Measure for Measure: Military-Grade Advice

by Niemann, Craig A.

In 1990, the new chief of the U.S. Air Force's laboratory certification office offered a few words of advice to the managers of the USAF calibration laboratories on how to set themselves up for success—advice still applicable today....


Measure for Measure: Keep Your Resolution

by Shah, Dilip

When estimating measurement uncertainty for a measurement parameter, it is necessary to take into consideration the error permitted by accuracy specification, precision and resolution....


Measure for Measure: History Lesson

by Grachanen, Christopher L.

During my years working in the metrology field, I have been frequently reminded of how technological advancements affect the design and functionality of inspection, measurement and test equipment, and the methods used for making measurements....



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