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.
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.
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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.
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 www.mitutoyo.com/education or contact Jody Glemza at 630-723-3620 or email email@example.com 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
9:30 Common Problem Areas in Dimensional Calibration, James Salsbury PhD, Mitutoyo America
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)
2:30 (Continued) The New ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard, Helga Alexander, International Accreditation Service (IAS)
3:30 QA/Wrap up