Basics of Metrology – Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility

Everything in life has a certain amount of risk associated with it. For the consumer of a product or process the risk is also tied to cost. The measurement results that any accredited metrology laboratory provides you will ultimately be used as either evidence that your product or process is within bounds, or outside of bounds. If it’s within the boundaries of acceptability then the cost associated here is the cost of the third party inspection. However if the inspection shows the product or process is out, then the costs become a bit more complicated, as you will need to review the product and process and possibly adjust it one way or another.

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