The whole point of calibrating an instrument is to ensure measurements are accurate and precise. While many believe that any old calibration service will do, the quality of the calibration service 100% matters. Poor quality calibration can lead to a handful of different issues, including working against gaining accuracy and precision.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF POOR QUALITY CALIBRATION
Poor quality calibration can have a negative domino effect on your company. Consequences include the following:
Tools and equipment that have not been calibrated properly have a high risk of defects. These defects could lead to many problems such as damage to aircrafts and in more severe cases, injuries. When issues like this arise within your company due to poor calibration services, your reputation and business is at stake. Consumers will stop purchasing manufacturing equipment if there is even ONE negative or fatal headline in the news. After this occurs, rebuilding the brand name could takes years, if it ever happens. All of this could occur just because of product defects due to improper or poor quality calibration.
In manufacturing, product quality is the key to success. Without product quality, there is no money being brought into the company. If an instruments undergoes poor quality calibration, the product most likely is not up to par. When a product’s quality is poor, companies lose money…big time. According to a survey commissioned by the ATS, the average expense of poor quality calibrations costs companies $1,734,000 each year. This number affects every aspect of a company, including its bottom line. This number also doesn’t reflect the money and time required to fix the calibration error.