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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. […]

  • Benefits of Using a Single Source Vendor

    Benefits of Using a Single Source Vendor

    July 27, 2016

    In 2013 we changed our name from Grand Rapids Scale to Grand Rapids Metrology to better communicate our expanded scope of capabilities. The word scale has a limited connotation, however the word metrology, the scientific study of measurement, has just the opposite. Before 2013, the services that followed our name were that of a scale […]