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  • Surface Plates – The Types, Use, and Calibration

    April 29, 2019

      Surface plates provide a flat plane used as a horizontal reference point for your dimensional measurements. They can be made from granite, metal, cast iron, or glass. Granite is considered to be the best material for a surface plate due to its surface hardness, low thermal expansion, no rust or corrosion, little warping, and […]

  • Minimize Measurement Error

    October 1, 2018

    When production is dependent upon measurements, it is vital to make sure the measurements are accurate; however, measurement error is unavoidable. It is important to understand the causes of error so that one can minimize the possibility. This article will discuss the three main categories of measurement error: systematic errors, random errors and human errors. […]

  • Precision Counting in 30 Seconds

    Precision Counting in 30 Seconds

    February 13, 2018

    When we think of the colors red, yellow and green, a stoplight probably comes to mind. In the weighing industry, these colors have different implication. The iconic color trio can not only be found at intersections but also in stacked light indicators. At GRM, we often attach these indicators to scales to help customers visualize […]

  • Creating Logistic Efficiencies

    Creating Logistic Efficiencies

    June 15, 2017

    PROJECT Grand Rapids Metrology was contacted by a logistics company who worked with automotive parts. They sought a process that could be done in-house and would increase the accuracy of their logistic procedures and movement along the supply chain. Before GRM’s intervention, the company contracted this process to a third-party which increased cost of their […]

  • The Battle of the Visual Measurement Systems

    The Battle of the Visual Measurement Systems

    July 6, 2016

    Visual measurement systems have a wide variety of application for numerous industries. At Grand Rapids Metrology, we offer two premier systems: optical comparators and vision systems (also known as video measurement systems). With similar capabilities, these systems are often seen as key players in an age-old battle. Today, we break down each system and take a […]