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ISO 17025 and Business Changes

Question My organization has just been recently accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Shortly thereafter, changes were made to the organization’s structure and business operations.  I would like to know: 1) When should these changes be reflected in the Quality Manual? 2) … Continue reading

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ISO 17025 Certified Testing Lab Not Required to Provide Raw Testing Data?

Question I have sent a sample for testing to a lab which is ISO certified, they have provided me with the test results, however, when I asked them for the Raw Data to support the testing performed as well as … Continue reading

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Difference Between ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 10012

Q: I am updating the instrumentation section of a product fabrication specification to replace a cancelled military specification (MIL-STD 45662) that specified calibration systems requirements.  I am looking for an industry standard that provides requirements/guidance for documentation of our established … Continue reading

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ISO 9001 7.6a Calibration and Traceability

Q: ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2008 Quality management systems — Requirements, clause 7.6a states, in part: “Where necessary to ensure valid results, measuring equipment shall a) be calibrated or verified, or both, at specified intervals, or prior to use, against measurement standards traceable … Continue reading

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Accuracy of Measurement Equipment

Q: I work for an incoming quality assurance department. In our recent audits, the auditor claimed that high precision machines such as the Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) and touchless measurement system should have higher Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) values … Continue reading

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ISO 17025 Clause 5.4.2 – Selection of Methods

Q: We are working with the Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA) for certification to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Clause 5.4.2 states: The laboratory shall confirm that it can properly operate standard methods before introducing the tests … Continue reading

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ISO 17025; Rounding Measurements

Q: At the lab I work for, certified to ISO 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, the documented quality assurance system does not allow the rounding of numbers. For example, the requirement for the weight … Continue reading

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Using the 10:1 Ratio Rule and the 4:1 Ratio Rule

Q: Can you explain when I should be using  the 10:1 ratio rule and the 4:1 ratio rule within my calibration lab? We calibrate standards as well as manufacturing gages. A: First, I will use the right nomenclature. What the … Continue reading

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Measurement tolerances and techniques

Q: I am looking for some information regarding blueprint tolerances and measurement tools used to measure certain features. For example, can the same type of tolerance be applied over the length of 450 mm as it could be for a … Continue reading

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ISO 17025 Certified Facility

Q: We have a specification that states test reports shall be from an facility certified to ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems–Requirements. Our test reports are from a facility certified to ISO/IEC 17025-2005: General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration … Continue reading

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