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

Northern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
Robert DoddsXellia Pharmaceuticals200 Northfield Road Bedford, OH 44146 UNITED STATES(440) 903-6138robert.dodds@xellia.com1131 - Northern Ohio/ Western PA. Section

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSLI Northern Ohio / Western Pennsylvania Section Meeting
Friday, April 05, 2019
Please Join Us!

Meeting Overview: 
The NCSL International Northeastern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Section 2019 Spring Meeting will be held at Butler County Community College on Friday, April 5th. Join us to engage in a technical discussion of how torque angle is used in critical fastener applications and the use of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to eliminate mistakes in engineering. Additionally, we will have a demonstration for obtaining repeatability and reproducibility data for measurement uncertainty budgets. We will have the opportunity to tour the Metrology Department at Butler County Community College and interface with their Metrology/Measurement Science Education Staff and students throughout the day. There is no cost for the event and it is open to both, members and non-members. It should be a great day for networking and meeting with perspective candidates for your Metrology openings!

Meeting Contact Person:
Bob Dodds
Xellia Pharmaceuticals
Meeting Date:
April 05, 2019

Meeting Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meeting Host and Location:
Butler County Community College
Public Safety Building
107 College Drive
Butler, PA 16002
Google Maps

Cost to Attend:
NCSL International
Complimentary Training

Meeting Speakers:

Topic: Torque Angle
Lloyd Baker, General Motors

The use of torque wrenches is well understood however many newer electronic torque wrenches also include an angle function. It is if value to the calibration lab to understand the purpose of this feature, and why it is important to the customers who have purchased these instruments. This presentation will attempt to explain the purpose of this feature. How and why torque angle is used in critical fastener applications.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to Utilize the Torque Angle Function in Torque Calibrations.
2. Conceptualize the value of the Torque Angle Function.
3. Understand the purpose of Torque Angle.

Topic: GD&T in Engineering Mishaps
Myrle Knickerbocker, Geometric Design and Technology, Inc.

Myrle will be presenting about his company and experience in a dimensional inspection lab, primarily focusing on the customer use and misuse of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Additionally, he will touch on the common over-engineering mistakes and misunderstandings in dimensional inspection.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the uses of GD&T in Dimensional Inspection Labs.
2. Understand the common mistakes of utilizing GD&T.
3. Gain insight of other's mistakes in GD&T.

Topic: Repeatability and Reproducibility for Measurement Uncertainty Budgets
Lloyd Baker, General Motors

Measurement uncertainty budgets contain a place for repeatability and reproducibility of your measurements. Capturing this data, analyzing and understanding it can help improve your processes. Many hidden problems within a laboratory can be exposed by looking at the repeatability or reproducibility data. This presentation will begin by having the attendees participate in collecting data throughout the day, and then the data will be entered into a spreadsheet and analyzed in the final session. Attendees can be provided with a copy of the R&R worksheet with all of the example data if desired.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the process of obtaining Repeatability and Reproducibility data for Measurement Uncertainty Calculations.
2. Engage in an activity to improve your processes for Measurement Uncertainty Budget Development.
3. Identify common errors in acquiring Repeatability and Reproducibility Data.

From State Route 8, turn onto Decatur Drive (across from Butler RV Center) and proceed up the hill for about 3/4 of a mile. Make a left onto College Drive to enter the BC3 campus. Follow the drive straight, passed the Succop Theater. The drive will curve around a parking lot to the right and make a left into the parking lot before the gym. The Public Safety building resides in front of the ball fields, enter through the front doors. The meeting room will be to the left once you enter the building.


Please print and display the BC3 Guest Parking Pass in the windshield of your vehicle.

8:30 - 08:45 Intro logistics basic needs, restroom location, emergency procedures etc

08:45 - 09:15 A presentation from NCSL International and promotion for the NCSL International Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH

9:15 - 10:00 Torque Angle presentation and the instructions for the R&R from Lloyd Baker

10:00 - 10:15 15 minute break to collect R&R data

10:15 - 11:15 GD&T Discussion with Myrle Knickerbocker

11:15 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 12:30 Tour of BC3 Metrology Department

12:30 - 1:00 Section business meeting, Group Photo

1:00 - 2:00 R&R datasheet review and analysis of group R&R data

2:00 - 2:30 Wrap up and Open Discussion for Future Meeting Topics

2:30 - 3:00 Open for networking, exchanging of contact information, and end of the day!
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Are you having problems registering online? Please contact the business office at 303-440-3339 or info@ncsli.org and we will register you!

NCSLI Local Region Meeting Survey

Past Meetings and Events

Northern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Section Meeting, Friday May 20, 2016
The NCSL International Northern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania section held its spring meeting on May 20, 2016 at FirstEnergy, BETA Lab facility. BETA Lab did a tremendous job in acting as host again. A networking breakfast sponsored by Trescal provided a good segue to an introduction of attendees, presenters and NCSLI volunteers.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)

Northern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Section Meeting, Friday September 5, 2015
The beautiful drive through rolling hills of western Pennsylvania almost eclipsed the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Fall 2015 section meeting. But the destination could not be better, for our meeting was being hosted by Butler Community College (BC3), one of the few schools with a metrology program. Could it get better? Yet it did, Dilip Shah, E = mc3 Solutions provided two sessions on measurement uncertainty, geared to students. And Erik Volek, Mettler-Toldeo dove deep into the weighty science of laboratory weighing.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)