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  1. because the temperature isn't kept within a...

    because the temperature isn't kept within a strict range does not mean we are purely "guessing". That's quite an overstatement. Does that mean any in-process done on the shop floor are merely guesses...
  2. >>>>Where I work we are setting up as a 17025...

    >>>>Where I work we are setting up as a 17025 calibration lab (think 9001 requirements on steroids). I do not envy anyone who has stricter requirements that ISO 9001.<<<<

    I don't even like the...
  3. {argument deleted in its entirety - TRL} C'mon,...

    {argument deleted in its entirety - TRL}
    C'mon, guys. Get back on topic.

    - Leigh
  4. >>>You should put this into your ISO 9001:2015...

    >>>You should put this into your ISO 9001:2015 book <<<

    actually, no. the more requirements you add to your own quality manual makes it that much harder to maintain and that much easier to fail....
  5. why did I ask? 1) I don't know everything. I...

    why did I ask?

    1) I don't know everything. I could be wrong. Other opinions that align with mine can only bolster my argument for stricter control of the thermostat in our QC lab.
    2) It' always...
  6. Mostly alumunimum and stainless and mild steel is...

    Mostly alumunimum and stainless and mild steel is what we work with. But we also do some delrin with tight tolerances and some other composites that have fussy requirements (imagineers at work!)
    ...
  7. that's a great article. thanks.

    that's a great article. thanks.
  8. What is proper temperature for a QC lab? ISO requirement? Best practices?

    I think I know the answer to this, but I'm going to ask anyway.

    In general, it's a assumed a QC lab is temperature controlled.

    Is there anything in ISO requirements that mandate this? or...
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    if there are dings, small divots in your...

    if there are dings, small divots in your rock...it does not necessarily mean it's not flat or flat enough. any kind of fixturing or height gages, etc.. would straddle or simply cover those dings and...
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    yes...there is a cheater method. We have a...

    yes...there is a cheater method.

    We have a couple of older B&S/Tesa Hite Gages in our QC lab. the calibration standard consists a cylinder, as if the top third was sliced clean through and rotated...
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    The majority positions I've seen in my search...

    The majority positions I've seen in my search area (and even outside my serach area) are specifically for shops with a Zeiss CMM and use the Calypso software. So that would be the one to learn if I...
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    Thanks for the input. That's reassuring. I'm...

    Thanks for the input. That's reassuring. I'm generally pretty quick to learn new software. Wishful thinking, but I'm hoping to walk in the door in a stronger position to negotiate salary-wise. But I...
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    it's not a foaming cleaner, but we have no...

    it's not a foaming cleaner, but we have no complaints so far...

    we bought a special bottle of Simple Green surface plate cleaner. After that first bottleran out, we just used regular Simple Green...
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    Having something like a Faro Arm CMM is really...

    Having something like a Faro Arm CMM is really useful when you have a "reduced dimension drawing" and they stipulate that a profile of a surface has to be within +/-.005 or even +/-.010. Seems like...
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    Is ZEISS Calypso BASIC class worth it?

    I am contemplating taking a ZEISS Calypso basic class at one of their locations. It costs almost $2000, not including airfare, lodging, etc...

    wondering if it is too basic for the money.

    I've...
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    I use a Faro Arm CMM daily. It's an older model...

    I use a Faro Arm CMM daily. It's an older model with the stylus style probe that is like holding a big fat crayon. My hand hurts all the time now. The newer arms with the pistol grip are kinda sorta...
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    I really like a Starrett comparator paired with a...

    I really like a Starrett comparator paired with a Quadra Check DRO. The last one I used was a floor-standing model. the Quadra Check was really nice to use. I would say 80% of the features I used to...
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    thanks all for the input so far. I am very wary...

    thanks all for the input so far. I am very wary of falling into the "grass is always greener" trap. Lots to like about where I'm working now. so I'm trying to be reasonable.

    so here's my situation...
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    What do QC inspectors get paid?

    ...translation.... am I underpaid?

    is this area of the forum an appropriate place to discuss salaries for QC inspectors?

    I've only worked in this field in one town, and I don't have much...
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    Thanks. will see if any of our sales reps handle...

    Thanks. will see if any of our sales reps handle Helmel. Hopefully we can get a few models in to demo. What's the smallest probe you have for your Check Master? are they "hot swappable"? change...
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    Best CMM for small parts?

    Can anyone recommend a CMM for smaller parts? We had a salesperson come in a do a demo for a Romer portable CMM (arm style) and it really didn't seem to fit our needs. Even the salesperson said for...
  22. most definitely not a black oxide kit. The parts...

    most definitely not a black oxide kit. The parts were sent to a vendor that is a black oxide specialist with one of the bigger facilities in the area. Our PO specified no acid pre-wash (on previous...
  23. thanks, Rossco, for the info. That seems to jibe...

    thanks, Rossco, for the info. That seems to jibe with other info. I've found. However, seems like the name of the game is to justify how we did it, rather than doing it right in the first place.
  24. thanks. I was hoping to find some QC folks in the...

    thanks. I was hoping to find some QC folks in the metrology section that would have more specific info. on black oxide specs. The shop management and owners issues seemed like it was for issues faced...
  25. anyone know black oxide requirements? mil-std-171 3.3.4?

    I'm hoping there's some QC people in this section that might know black oxide surface treatments.

    We had a job requiring black oxide (mil-std-171 3.3.4). The parts came back from out outside...
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