• How to Write a RFQ for Calibration
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    How to Write a RFQ for Calibration

    A properly written request for quote (RFQ) for calibration services is extremely important when using and choosing a calibration lab. A RFQ is used to ask calibration labs for the price per tool, the payment terms, the quality requirement and the length of contract for calibration services. It is essential when writing a RFQ to

  • Verification vs Validation of Calibration Procedures/Methods
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    Verification vs Validation of Calibration Procedures/Methods

    Procedure validation has long been a standard practice for calibration laboratories. However, the new revision of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 introduced the term ‘Verification’. In Clause 7.2.1.5, the standard states “The laboratory shall verify that it can properly perform methods before introducing them by ensuring that it can achieve the required performance. Records of the verification should

  • Calibration Interval Adjustments for Measuring Equipment
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    Calibration Interval Adjustments for Measuring Equipment

    Calibration intervals are a defined period of time between calibrations for testing and measuring equipment. Calibration intervals are established to ensure that measuring equipment operates within their specified tolerance limits during their use within that interval time frame. Initial calibration intervals are based on numerous factors such as manufacturer recommendations, industry standard regulations, or the

  • Utilize Shadow Boards to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
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    Utilize Shadow Boards to Achieve Lean Manufacturing

    Shadow Boards are visual methods of storing and organizing tools, parts and other items so that they are easy to identify and readily available at specific workplaces. Each shadow board consists of outlines or “shadows” in the shape of individual items to make it obvious where each item should be stored. Shadow Boards are always

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