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

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

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Meeting Overview:

The NCSLI Washington/Oregon Section, would like to invite you to: present, exhibit sponsor and attend our Spring Section meeting on Thursday, March 7th at the Mitutoyo Showroom in Renton, WA! We wish to demonstrate the changing metrology landscape by demonstrating common problem areas in Dimensional measurement, highlighting new measurement methods, changes to Mitutoyo America will offer the ability to earn certification of knowledge and skills in dimensional calibration. The Level 2 hands-on performance tests for the calibration of micrometers and calipers will be available following the close of the NCSLI meeting.

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: $25.00
Non-Members: $50.00
Table Top Exhibits: $300.00
Sponsor: $1500.00


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

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Meeting Sponsors & Exhibitors
Meeting Speakers:

Topic: Common Problem Areas in Dimensional Calibration

Speaker: Dr. Jim Salsbury, 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. This presentation will also highlight the free online calibration training videos that are available via Mitutoyo America and the new options for certification of knowledge and skills.

Topic: Measurement Uncertainty in Conformance Calibrations
Speaker: Dr. Jim Salsbury, Mitutoyo America

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. 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.
Topic: The new ISO/IEC 17025 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.
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