Mid-Western US Region - Northern Ohio /
Western Pennsylvania Section (1131)

Northern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
James LittlefieldThe Smithers Group, Inc.425 West Market Street Akron, OH 44303 UNITED STATES330-472-7391Littlefieldpj@gmail.com1131 - Northern Ohio/ Western PA. Section

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSLI Northern Ohio / Western Pennsylvania Section Meeting
Friday, May 18, 2018
Registration Closed, The Maximum Number of Attendees Has Been Reached.

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Meeting Overview: 
NCSLI Northern Ohio Section spring meeting will be held at NASA Glenn Research Center.
Meeting will include tour of NASA’s new Metrology building.
Registration is required and will be limited to 22 attendees.

Meeting Contact Person:
James Littlefield 
Littlefieldpj@gmail.com

 
Meeting Date:
May 18th, 2018

Meeting Time:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Meeting Host and Location:
NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Rd
Cleveland, Ohio 44135

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Cost to Attend:
    NCSL International
Complimentary Training

Speakers:

Topic: The new ISO/IEC 17025 standard
Speaker:
 Helga Alexander, Calibration Program Mgr., International Accreditations Service, Inc. (IAS)

Abstract:
The new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard was released on November 30, 2017.  Calibration and testing laboratories currently accredited to the ISO 17025:2005 standard must transition to the new version of the standard by December 1, 2020.  This presentation will highlight some of the changes in requirements in order to help labs prepare for the transition.  Particular emphasis is placed on the requirements for risk-based-thinking, impartiality, the process approach, and the management system and its documentation.  

Learning Objective: 
The audience will become aware of the most important changes in the new standard.

Speaker Biography: 
Helga A. Alexander (halexander@iasonline.org),  IAS Calibration Program Manager, is in charge of the calibration accreditation program at International Accreditation Service. Ms. Alexander gained her extensive metrology  experience as Primary Standards Laboratory and Service Center Manager at Keithley Instruments, Cleveland, Ohio, and ISO 9001 Quality Systems Manager for Southern Research in Birmingham, AL. She also is an assessor for the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for IAS and formerly for A2LA.  Ms. Alexander holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Physics.

Topic: Portable-CMM’s (Coordinate measurement Machines)
Speaker: 
 Mark Hanley - FARO Technologies 

Topic: Understanding Recent Research on Test Uncertainty
Speaker:
Dr. Craig Shakarji, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Abstract:
The subject of test uncertainty is filled with subtleties that make it harder than it first appears. Even experts can disagree on what should be and should not be included as components of test uncertainty. A notable example is whether the repeatability of the instrument under test should be included. Recent research in answering these questions have led to the delineation of two schools of thought, which can be separated by a careful description of the measurand.

Topic: Criteria for whether a possible error source is or is not considered a component of test
uncertainty.
Speaker: Dr. Craig Shakarji, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Abstract: 
This talk will focus on two criteria that can be applied to determine whether or not a possible source of error should be quantified and included in the test uncertainty. The criteria rely on an intricate understanding of the rated conditions of the instrument under test.  Sometimes the same effect (e.g., operator influence) may be a component of test uncertainty in one case yet not another. And it will be shown how an effect might be only partially included.

Biography: 
Dr. Craig Shakarji is a mathematician at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has worked for 25 years in computational coordinate metrology and runs a NIST testing service for Coordinate Measuring System (CMS) software. Craig chairs the ISO working group on CMSs and participates in several ASME and ISO standards committees on uncertainty and dimensional metrology.

Tour:  
NASA Glenns' new metrology lab
Meeting Schedule:
8:30AM

9:00AM

Arrival

9:00AM

9:15AM

Welcome and Introduction

9:15AM

11:00AM

The new ISO/IEC 17025 standard
Helga Alexander, Calibration Program Mgr., International Accreditations Service, Inc. (IAS)
11:00AM

12:00AM

Portable-CMM’s (Coordinate measurement Machines)
Mark Hanley - FARO Technologies 
12:00PM

1:00PM

Pictures and Lunch break (Lunch TBD)

1:00PM

3:00PM

Tour of NASA Glenn’s Calibration Lab

3:00PM

4:00PM

Understanding Recent Research on Test Uncertainty
Dr. Craig Shakarji, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
4:00PM 5:00PM Criteria for whether a possible error source is or is not considered a component of test
Dr. Craig Shakarji, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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