Northwestern US Region - Washington/Oregon Section (1431)

Washington/Oregon Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
Wesley ThompsonThe Boeing CompanyP.O. Box 3707 Seattle, WA 98124 UNITED STATES(206) 295-0231wesley.j.thompson@boeing.com1431 - Washington/Oregon Section

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSLI Washington/Oregon Section Meeting (1431)
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Please Join Us!

      Meeting Registration             Student Registration Form       Presenter Registration Form

Meeting Overview:

The NCSLI Washington/Oregon Section, invites you to attend our spring section meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Mitutoyo Showroom in Renton, Washington. We will demonstrate the changing metrology landscape and discuss new concepts that are dramatically reducing measurement uncertainty values. We will also discuss common problem areas in dimensional calibration, highlighting new and important national standards. IAS will also present the new ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 standard released on November 30, 2017. This 17025 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. Sponsorship and Exhibitor information below.

Additional information:
Mitutoyo America is now offering the ability to earn certification of knowledge and skills in dimensional calibration. Immediately following the NCSLI meeting, Mitutoyo will offer caliper and micrometer proficiency tests that are used to satisfy the requirements to earn a Level 2 Certified Credential in Dimensional Calibration. See additional information below.

NCSLI Meeting Contact:
Wesley Thompson
The Boeing Company
(206) 544-1355

Meeting Date and Time:
Thursday, March 7, 2019
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost to Attend the Meeting:
Members: $25
Non-Members: $50
Table Top Exhibits: $300
Sponsor: $1500

Mitutoyo M3 Center
1000 SW 34th St, Suite G
Renton, WA 98057
Todd Meek , Mitutoyo

Google Maps

Meeting Sponsors & Exhibitors
    Mitutoyo America Corporation         
Meeting Speakers:

Topic: Common Problem Areas in Dimensional Calibration

Jim Salsbury PhD, Mitutoyo America

Abstract: This presentation will address a number of problem areas in dimensional calibration practice that are silently increasing quality risks for organizations. A standards-based approach is taken that utilizes the latest national and international standards to develop the most efficient, yet sufficient, calibration methods. This presentation will illustrate specific problem areas in the calibration of micrometers, gage blocks, calipers, indicators, surface plates, and coordinate measuring machines.

Topic: Measurement Uncertainty in Conformance Calibrations

Jim Salsbury PhD, Mitutoyo America

Abstract: This head-turning wild-ride presentation goes deep into the conceptual definition of calibration to better understand the proper sources of measurement uncertainty to consider (with no math). This presentation is an excerpt from Dr. Jim. Salsbury’s 1-day tutorial on the evaluation of measurement uncertainty for calibrations that involve conformity assessment of measuring instruments (verification testing or tolerance-type calibration). New concepts and rules in key national and international standards have begun to dramatically decrease the measurement uncertainty values reported in these types of calibrations. These concepts are particularly important considering the new emphasis on decision rules in the latest ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

The new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard

Helga Alexander, International Accreditation Service (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 Objectives:  The audience will become aware of the most important changes in the new standard.

Exhibitor Table-Top Registration Open!

An exhibitor table-top provides Test Instrumentation manufacturers a great opportunity for lab and test attendees to see your latest and greatest, test & measurement equipment offered. Demonstrations offer an opportunity to get your instrumentation in front of test equipment users, offering them onsite hands-on training. The cost for a Table-Top is $300 and will include one registration into the event.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available to You!

If your organization wishes to support the NCSLI Washington/Oregon section at a sponsorship level, you will be given a prime exhibitor table-top location. Additionally, your company name or logo will feature prominently as an NCSLI Washington/Oregon sponsor on our website and communications to our section members. The cost to sponsor this event is $1500 and will include three registrations into the event.

Additional Information

On Friday, March 8, at the same venue, Mitutoyo will also be offering a special 1-day hands-on dimensional calibration training workshop. To register, please visit or contact Jody Glemza at 630-723-3620 or email Mention “NCSLI” and receive a 50% discount on the testing and 25% discount on the 1-day class.

8:00      Doors open, registration, coffee/pastries, networking

9:00      Welcome/Introductions

9:30      Common Problem Areas in Dimensional Calibration, James Salsbury PhD, Mitutoyo America

10:30     Break

11:00     Measurement Uncertainty in Conformance Calibrations, James Salsbury PhD, Mitutoyo America

12:00     Lunch - Sponsored by Mitutoyo

1:00      The new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard, Helga Alexander, International Accreditation Service (IAS)

2:00      Break

2:30      (Continued) The New ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard, Helga Alexander, International Accreditation Service (IAS)

3:30      QA/Wrap up

4:00      Close

     Meeting Registration            Student Registration Form      Presenter Registration Form 

Problems registering online? Please call the business office 303-440-3339 or email and we will get you registered!

NCSLI Local Region Meeting Survey
The purpose of this survey is to determine what topics, interests, and presentation styles are of value to our meeting attendees.