Calibration - What is the Cost of a Sticker?

Calibration is, of course, more than just a sticker and certificate, but the truth is that not all calibrations are equal.  While price and turn-around time are easy to measure, pricing pressures on service providers might cause end users to ask if they are getting what they really expect or need.

Here are a few discussion points that might help you better understand your calibration provider and what they are doing for you.

  • What calibration procedure is being followed?
  • Breadth of functions and number of measurement points being verified?
  • What calibration standards are being used?
  • Completeness and rigor of quality control system?
  • Scope of accreditation?

After discussion with your cal lab, you might find that you’re getting less - or more - than you actually expect or need.  Your lab should be open and forthright in these discussions, and also flexible to deliver a solution which meets your real quality needs.  Are they?

MATsolutions is committed to the highest level of standards, technologies, and service for our customers.  In addition to our ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Laboratory Accreditation and ISO 9001:2015 Certified Quality System, we are also members of and participants in NCSLI (National Conference of Standards Laboratories International), GIDEP (Government-Industry Data Exchange Program), and NAPT (National Association for Proficiency Testing).  Learn more about our calibration services and capabilities here, or contact us to discuss your specific calibration needs.