October

4 Oct 2017

Stop Wasting Time and Money by Struggling with Data Analytics While Designing T&M Experiments! 

Webcast | Keysight

5 Oct 2017

Microwave Device Characterization Using the Latest Vector Network Analyzers 

Webcast | Keysight

 

05 Oct 2017

Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17020, Frederick, Maryland

This course practices the internationally-recognized approaches of ISO 19011:2011-Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems to conducting effective internal audits. The techniques learned promote the involvement of inspection body personnel. The course includes easy-to-implement methods for continual improvement of the audit process and preparing for external assessments to ISO/IEC 17020: 2012 Conformity Assessment-Requirements for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection.

Course Content:

  • Identifying ISO/IEC 17020 requirements related to internal audits;
  • Planning and conducting internal audits within inspection bodies;
  • Auditing principles and techniques;
  • Composing audit reports; and
  • Required skills of an internal auditor.

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10 Oct 2017

Seminar 114: Hands-On Gage Calibration, Aurora, Illinois

The Hands-On Gage Calibration course is a unique, active, educational experience designed specifically for those who plan and perform calibrations of dimensional measuring tools, gages, and instruments. This course is taught at the world-class, Mitutoyo America A2LA accredited calibration laboratory in Aurora, Illinois, by experienced instructors and dimensional metrology experts. The class size is intentionally small • a maximum of 6 students • to ensure personalized and customized instruction to meet the needs of individual students. The course combines modern calibration and quality management ideas with best practices and “how-to” calibration methods for common calibrations. The course is ideal for those operating in ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories or in gage labs supporting manufacturing operations. Download course description More ⇒

 

11 Oct 2017

Increase RF and Microwave Test Efficiency and Throughput 

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11 Oct 2017

3 Steps to Preventing Water in Compressed Air Lines, Webinar

Water in compressed air lines can cause extensive damage to equipment, interrupt operations and hurt the bottom line. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to identify, measure and manage moisture in compressed air lines:

Understand it. Learn the basics of moisture measurement and the relationship between water and compressed air so you can better identify, analyze and solve problems in your operations.

Measure it. Learn why, how and where to measure water in compressed air lines using dew point temperature.

Manage it. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of different sensor installation options to ensure accurate and reliable measurement

Start Time: 2:00 PM EDT(US). More ⇒

 

12 Oct 2017

Designing for UHF Broadcast Applications: The Need for Asymmetric Doherty Power Amplifiers

Webcast | Keysight

 

14 Oct 2017

World Standards Day 2017: Standards make cities smarter

Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards.

 

16 Oct 2017

ANSI Announces Dates for World Standards Week 2017

Standards and Conformance Community’s Major Annual Event to be held October 16-20. Save the Date: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced dates for World Standards Week (WSW) 2017, which will be held October 16-20 in Washington, DC. WSW is an ANSI-hosted annual event designed to inspire open dialogue about developments and challenges related to standardization and conformity assessment, highlighted in multiple keynote speaker sessions and conferences.

The series of events unites hundreds departmental and agency officials, industry leaders, consumer advocates, academics, and standardization executives from across the globe. Each year, and through WSW, ANSI commits to promoting open exchange among various types of standard-setting and conformity assessment/compliance organizations who are working in close partnership with government and industry in nearly every sector and product line.

ANSI’s Leadership and Awards ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The ceremony recognizes the dedication, and vision of individuals who contribute to and participate in the U.S. and global voluntary standards-setting and conformity assessment activities [see 2016 winners here].

The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD), an event intended to raise awareness of the importance of global standardization to the world economy and to promote its role in helping meet the needs of business, industry, government, and consumers worldwide, will be held on Thursday, October 19. WSD is a joint effort between the private and public sector. ANSI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are co-chairs of the U.S. Celebration of WSD Committee; the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) will serve as Administrating Organization for the 2017 event. [see 2016 WSD information here].

World Standards Week 2017 • Schedule of Events

 

16 Oct 2017

ISO/IEC 17025 for Cannabis Testing Laboratories, Frederick, Maryland

In the interest of public health and safety, many states are raising the bar for cannabis testing laboratories by requiring those laboratories to be ISO/IEC 17025 accredited. This course will provide an introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 and its requirements for demonstrating technical competence of cannabis-testing laboratories. Throughout this course, participants in the cannabis industry will learn why this standard applies to them and how accreditation improves their visibility and creditability over non-accredited labs.

This course will be presented for the benefit of all interested parties, however there is direct reference as to how the standard applies to cannabis-testing facilities. You will be introduced to the A2LA accreditation process and will gain insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this international laboratory standard. Laboratory personnel will learn how implementing the standard will make their labs better; regulatory personnel will understand how the standard can ensure impartial technical competence; and cultivators, producers, and investors will learn how using an accredited laboratory is good for business and good for consumer safety. More ⇒

 

16 Oct 2017

ISO/IEC 17025 and Laboratory Accreditation, Frederick, Maryland

This course is an introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 and its requirements for demonstrating the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories. In this course, you will receive an overview of the A2LA accreditation process and will gain insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this international laboratory standard.

Course Content:

  • Course Introduction.
  • Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification.
  • Mutual Recognition Arrangements.
  • A2LA Accreditation Process.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – What the Standard Requires:

  • Requirements for a quality manual;
  • Document control;
  • Contracts with customers;
  • Purchasing quality-critical services and supplies;
  • Handling complaints and non-conforming work;
  • Corrective and preventive actions;
  • Records maintenance;
  • Internal auditing and management review processes;
  • Personnel training and authorization;
  • Test and calibration procedures;
  • Equipment calibration and maintenance;
  • Traceability to the SI;
  • Sample preparation;
  • Quality control; and
  • Test and calibration reports.

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16 Oct 2017

NEW! ISO/IEC 17025:2017: The New Standard For Laboratory Competence, Oak Brook, Illinois

This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international standard, including the PDCA process and risk-based thinking. During this two-day event, the student will gain an understanding of laboratory conformity assessment activities through an interactive, guided tour of the standard not only to ensure a thorough understanding of the requirements, but also to equip the student to apply the key tools in its own laboratory processes. In addition, the course introduces the student to the international accreditation recognition requirements which, when working with international companies, help to promote measurements accepted everywhere thereby reducing technical barriers to trade. More ⇒

 

17 Oct 2017

Fundamentals of Flow Measurement, Loveland, Colorado

Topics Covered

  • Measurement principles
  • Fluid properties & flow phenomena
  • Traceability
  • Meter design & selection
  • Differential producers
  • Turbine meters
  • Vortex meters
  • Magnetic meters
  • Coriolis mass meters
  • Critical flow
  • Ultrasonic meters
  • Installation effects
  • Relevant industry flow standards

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18 Oct 2017

Debug and Test Automotive Serial Buses for Higher Reliability 

Webcast | Keysight

 

18 Oct 2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 The New Standard for Laboratory Competence, Frederick, Maryland

This course is a comprehensive review of the changes made to ISO/IEC 17025 during its recent revision. In this course, you will be guided through the impact to your existing ISO/IEC 17025 compliant system, as well as the necessary steps to ensure compliance to the new standard.

Course Content:

  • Course Introduction.
  • New and revised Quality Management Requirements.
  • New and revised Technical Requirements.
  • Identifying adjustments to your existing ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Quality Documentation.

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18 Oct 2017

How To Use The Fluke Calibration Technical Support Website, Webinar

Do you have questions about how to use or repair Fluke Calibration equipment? The Fluke Calibration Technical Support website includes numerous articles and documents to assist you as well as let you connect with the Fluke Calibration Technical Support Team. Join us as we provide an overview of the Fluke Calibration Technical Support website and how it can be used.

Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern, US. More ⇒

 

18 Oct 2017

Automated Creation of Measurement Plans-3D Master (PMI, MBD, FTA), Webinar

In the course of Industry 4.0, it becomes increasingly important to ensure a quick and easy transfer of data such as product and manufacturing information (PMI) of engineering and metrological applications.

Defining a 3D Master within the CAD model is one of the tools offering substantial benefits in metrology. The 3D Master allows creating the entire inspection plan within the CAD in advance. In this way, the inspection plan can be created right away when importing the CAD data into the GOM Software 2017 without time-consuming programming. In the upcoming webinar, GOM shows how to easily work with PMI data in GOM Inspect Professional 2017.

On October 18, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. CEST, 1:00 p.m. CEST and 5:00 p.m. CEST, GOM invites you to the training webinar “Automated Creation of Measurement Plans – 3D Master (PMI, MBD, FTA)” held in German and English including the following topics:

Live software applications: How does the import of CAD data including inspection features work in the GOM Software 2017?

Background information about graphic and semantic representations of inspection features

  • What is the meaning of 3D Master, PMI, FTA and MBD?
  • GD&T and dimensioning on parts
  • Application examples for construction
  • The webinar will take approximately 40 minutes and will be held in English and German.

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19 Oct 2017

Internal Auditing Best Practices, webinar

This 2 hour webinar will consider internal auditing techniques and best practices that are used by a metrology laboratory to comply with ISO/IEC 17025 criteria. There are no prerequisites for this webinar. Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. More ⇒

 

19 Oct 2017

U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2017 (Exhibition, Reception and Dinner), Washington, DC

The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, an event that recognizes the critical role of various stakeholders across the standards community, including business leaders, industry, academia, and government, will be held at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, on October 19, 2017.

The event will include the presentation of the 2017 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership award, which is named after the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce and honors an individual who has effectively promoted standardization as a key tool in the elimination of global trade barriers. The winners of the 2017 World Standards Day Paper Competition will also be announced. Please note that this is a widely attended event that is co-sponsored and attended by federal government agencies.

 

19 Oct 2017

Documenting Your Quality System, Frederick, Maryland

Using the ISO/IEC accreditation standards and information provided during the class, you will review the basic concepts of procedure and document structure, content, and development; will practice developing Standard Operation Procedures, both technical and administrative; and will gain an understanding of the mechanisms needed to control, review, and update documents on a continuing basis.

Course Content:

During the course, the following topics will be discussed and practiced:

  • Overview of Documents – purpose, uses, and nomenclature;
  • Approaches to Document Structure and Writing;
  • Knowing your Audience;
  • Content Development; and
  • Document Format, Control, Revision, and Disposition.

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19 Oct 2017

NEW! ISO/IEC 17025:2017: The New Standard For Laboratory Competence, Livonia, Michigan

This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international standard, including the PDCA process and risk-based thinking. During this two-day event, the student will gain an understanding of laboratory conformity assessment activities through an interactive, guided tour of the standard not only to ensure a thorough understanding of the requirements, but also to equip the student to apply the key tools in its own laboratory processes. In addition, the course introduces the student to the international accreditation recognition requirements which, when working with international companies, help to promote measurements accepted everywhere thereby reducing technical barriers to trade. More ⇒

 

19 Oct 2017

NEW! ISO/IEC 17025:2017: The New Standard For Laboratory Competence, Elizabeth, New Jersey

This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international standard, including the PDCA process and risk-based thinking. During this two-day event, the student will gain an understanding of laboratory conformity assessment activities through an interactive, guided tour of the standard not only to ensure a thorough understanding of the requirements, but also to equip the student to apply the key tools in its own laboratory processes. In addition, the course introduces the student to the international accreditation recognition requirements which, when working with international companies, help to promote measurements accepted everywhere thereby reducing technical barriers to trade. More ⇒

 

19 Oct 2017

Keeping Pace with Demand: Reducing Inspection Cycle Times in the Aero Engine Industry, Webinar

You can’t “pull over to the side of the road” to fix a defective aircraft engine. That’s why mistake-proof Quality Inspection systems have always been an integral part of the aero engine manufacturing process. But how can your organization plan a path forward when you are facing 8+ years of backlogged orders at aero engine OEM’s? Moreover, in an industry where Quality Inspection requirements frequently create bottlenecks, how can your company keep pace? Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has identified the need to drastically reduce inspection cycle times to meet demand, while providing a high level of confidence in the validation of a quality part. Hexagon’s solutions employ state-of-the-art technology to deploy closed-loop inspection systems, delivering up to 50% reduction in inspection cycle times. START TIME: 2:00 PM EDT More ⇒

 

19 Oct 2017

NCSL International Philadelphia Section Meeting (1123)

NCSL International 2017 Fall Philadelphia Section will provide attendees the opportunity to meet recognized speakers with Metrology expertise discussing “Good Weighing Practices” and “Humidity Theory and Measurement”. Our meeting will include a tour of the Laboratory Testing Inc. facility including areas of special interest for NASA. We welcome, laboratory managers and testing engineers, technicians, lab supervisors and quality professionals.

 

20 Oct 2017

Physical Layer Testing of USB Type-C Products 

Webcast | Keysight

 

23 Oct 2017

Mass Metrology Seminar, Gaithersburg, Maryland

The Mass Metrology Seminar is a 2 week, “hands-on” seminar. It incorporates approximately 30 percent lectures and 70 percent demonstrations and laboratory work in which the trainee performs measurements by applying procedures and equations discussed in the classroom. The seminar focuses on the comprehension and application of the procedures, the equations, and calculations involved. The seminar includes the operation of the laboratory equipment, review of publications, standards, specifications, and tolerances relevant to the measurements. Training covers mass calibration procedures published in NISTIR 6969 and are suitable for the calibration of mass standards to OIML R111 Class E2 through M3 tolerances, ASTM classes 1 through 7 and NIST HB 105-1 Class F. Training is provided to enable the participant to correctly identify and implement the correct calibration process for each weight classification. The entire seminar incorporates statistical analysis, process measurement control methods, uncertainty analyses and generation of ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration certificates for all measurements made during the seminar.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this seminar, using Standard Operating Procedures 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 29, 30 and 34, and Good Measurement Practices 10, 11, 12, and 13, participants will be able to:

IDENTIFY mass artifacts and use appropriate procedures to ensure good quality, accurate, traceable mass measurement results

EXPLAIN highlights and key concepts of each topic to each other and to your managers using the slides and reference materials

DEMONSTRATE how these topics fit into an ISO/IEC 17025 management system.

IMPLEMENT the mass calibration procedures, use and validate the job aids, and use reference More ⇒

 

23 Oct 2017

Six Reasons Your New Medical IoT Device Will Fail 

Webcast | Keysight

 

23 Oct 2017

Comprehensive Flow Measurement, Loveland, Colorado

Topics Covered:

  • Measurement principles
  • Fluid properties & flow phenomena
  • Primary and secondary calibration
  • Meter design & selection
  • Installation effects
  • Relevant industry flow standards
  • Several subjects are presented in a general way because they apply to a range of hardware, these include:
  • Mass flow vs. volume flow
  • Reynolds number
  • Velocity profile
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • State equations

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24 Oct 2017

The Quality Show, Rosemont, Illinois

The Quality Show is a 3-day event that provides manufacturing professionals quality-focused education, networking with thousands of quality professionals and a resource-rich exhibit hall dedicated exclusively to quality technology, equipment and products. At the Quality Show you will have the chance to network with thousands of suppliers, users and buyers interested in the latest techniques and advancements in production equipment, handheld gauges, calibration equipment & services, data collection, linear measurement equipment, quality software, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs)… and much more!

 

24 Oct 2017

Heat Treat 2017 conference, Columbus, Ohio

EMPIR project (14IND04 EMPRESS) Enhancing process efficiency through improved temperature measurement will significantly enhance the efficiency of high-value manufacturing processes by improving temperature measurement capability with new sensors and calibration techniques, and introducing traceability directly into processes. Results from the project will be presented at the conference. This year’s conference and exhibition will feature an exciting mix of new technology, exhibits, technical programming and networking events geared towards the heat treating industry.

 

25 Oct 2017

How To Calculate Uncertainty For A Thermocouple Calibration System, Webinar

Thermocouples are broadly used in many industrial and scientific applications. Attend this free web seminar to learn how to calculate calibration uncertainty in a typical thermocouple calibration system. We’ll give you the basics to understand how to assemble your own uncertainty budget by going through each uncertainty component, explain what it is and how to perform any necessary calculations to enter it into the budget. After going through the entire uncertainty budget, you should be able to easily adapt it for your own calibration needs. This web seminar is for those who are currently using a thermocouple calibration system, or looking at building one, and want to understand how to assemble a comprehensive uncertainty budget for the calibration system. Start Time: 10:00 AM Eastern, U.S.

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01 Nov 2017

NPL e-Learning Program: Measurement Explained Series

Measurement Explained is a new series of text-based units that introduce basic measurement principles across the measurement sciences. These online open units are available free of charge, and stand as ideal precursors to our more extensive certified e-Learning Courses. The universe of measurement just got simpler, and is now available to you whenever you want, wherever you like, for free.

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01 Nov 2017

WorkPlace Training – elearning

Precision Measurement Series-Level I, Precision Measurement Series-Level II, and ISO/IEC 17025 Complaince: An easy to access, menu driven curriculum allows the learner to concentrate on the topics specific to their job requirements. For anyone taking measurements, new hires, students or a refresher for more experienced technicians. All titles have their own parameter specific glossary, pre and post tests and Certificate of Competency. More ⇒

 

01 Nov 2017

Fluke Calibration Web Seminars On Demand

Live Web Seminars on Calibration and Metrology Free, real-world expertise and practical tips about electrical, flow, pressure, RF and temperature calibration. New web seminars are added monthly. Bookmark this page and check back often. And, if you would like to be the first to know about new seminars, sign up for Fluke Calibration web seminar alerts. If you cannot find the topic you are looking for on the list, we may have already covered it. View our list of 50+ on-demand Fluke Calibration Web Seminars to find out.

Schedule of 2017 Web Seminars by Fluke Calibration, Updated September 27, 2017

 

01 Nov 2017

Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025, Frederick, Maryland

This course practices the internationally-recognized approaches of ISO 19011:2011-Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems to conducting effective internal audits. The techniques learned promote the involvement of laboratory personnel. The course includes easy-to-implement methods for continual improvement of the audit process and preparing for external assessments to ISO/IEC 17025:2005-General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

Course Content:

  • Identifying ISO/IEC 17025 requirements related to internal audits;
  • Planning and conducting internal audits within laboratories;
  • Auditing principles and techniques;
  • Composing audit reports and findings; and
  • Required skills of an internal auditor.

More ⇒

 

01 Nov 2017

ISO/IEC 17025 and Laboratory Accreditation, Frederick, Maryland

This course is an introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 and its requirements for demonstrating the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories. In this course, you will receive an overview of the A2LA accreditation process and will gain insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this international laboratory standard.

Course Content:

  • Course Introduction.
  • Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification.
  • Mutual Recognition Arrangements.
  • A2LA Accreditation Process.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – What the Standard Requires:

  • Requirements for a quality manual;
  • Document control;
  • Contracts with customers;
  • Purchasing quality-critical services and supplies;
  • Handling complaints and non-conforming work;
  • Corrective and preventive actions;
  • Records maintenance;
  • Internal auditing and management review processes;
  • Personnel training and authorization;
  • Test and calibration procedures;
  • Equipment calibration and maintenance;
  • Traceability to the SI;
  • Sample preparation;
  • Quality control; and
  • Test and calibration reports.

More ⇒

 

 

U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Washington, DC