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  • Metrology in Manufacturing

    November 16, 2018

    It is important to note Metrology is the science of measurement. Now, how does this fit into the manufacturing world? The answer is simple, through quality assurance. Manufacturing revolves around hundreds or thousands of parts being produced each week. These parts must meet precise specifications to ensure quality is met. This is where metrology comes […]

  • Micrometer Calibration

    October 5, 2018

    Micrometers are used to measure thickness, diameters, and depth of slots with small distances. The rotations of the screw and thread forms are read from a scale and determine the accuracy. A micrometer is composed of a frame, anvil, barrel, lock nut, screw, spindle, thimble, and ratchet top. The frame is the thick C-shaped body […]

  • [New Service] Measurement Inventory Management

    [New Service] Measurement Inventory Management

    May 15, 2018

    It’s Grand Rapids Metrology’s goal to make metrology easy! One way we accomplish this goal is by taking the uncertainty and frustration of weighing and metrology inventory and data keeping out of your hands with our new Measurement Inventory Management service. This value-added service is simple, yet immensely useful. Our team of industry-experts will visit […]

  • [Guide] Visual Scope of Services

    [Guide] Visual Scope of Services

    October 2, 2017

    With the largest scope of capabilities in the state of Michigan, Grand Rapids Metrology is a “one-stop shop” for calibration services. This document is a visual guide to all scale and metrology equipment Grand Rapids Metrology is NIST and A2LA accredited to service. Click to view our Visual Scope of Services. Contact our experts to more information […]

  • Types of Calibration

    Types of Calibration

    February 1, 2017

    The service of calibration is a major facet of Grand Rapids Metrology’s business. When seeking the calibration of equipment, you, the customer, should be aware of the various methods of calibration we offer. First, GRM provides In-House Calibrations. This type of calibration occurs when GRM technicians use our A2LA accredited ISO 17025, environmentally controlled calibration […]

  • The Difference Between A2LA and NIST

    The Difference Between A2LA and NIST

    August 17, 2016

    As you know, Grand Rapids Metrology is A2LA accredited to ISO 17025 standards in numerous measurement calibrations such as temperature, humidity, mechanical metrology, dimensional metrology, and much more. In previous blog posts, we have discussed the basics of A2LA and why it is so important to us and to our customers. Likewise, we have discussed […]

  • What is A2LA and Why is it Important

    What is A2LA and Why is it Important

    June 15, 2016

    If people were asked to guess what A2LA was an acronym for, most of them probably wouldn’t guess American Association for Laboratory Accreditations (well, at least not on their first try). Here at Grand Rapids Metrology, we not only know the acronym but we know who they are, why they are important, and how to obtain their […]