Calibration Vs. Verification Vs. Validation

Calibration is to find out the measurement error. According to the measurement error that is observed, verification is to decide whether it is within the tolerance (permissible error) or not. Then, validation is to make sure it measures what it’s meant to. In some cases, verification and validation overlap. Calibration According to NIST, calibration is … Read more

Best Micrometer Reviews

A micrometer is a precision measuring instrument that gives you a chance to measure down to a 0.00005″ (0.001 mm) resolution. That being said, it gives you a significantly better resolution rather than using a caliper (vernier or dial model) that has a typical 0.001″ resolution. Even, the digital caliper model only gives 0.0005″ resolution. … Read more

What is A Micrometer Used for?

Because of its capability in providing accurate measurement, many work fields rely on the micrometer. It is widely used in machining, metalworking, machinery, mechanical engineering, laboratory, home use, engine building, hobby (cartridge reloading), etc., all the things that need high accuracy. It measures thickness, inside diameter, outside diameter, length, and depth. There is actually a … Read more

Micrometer Maintenance Guide

Micrometers, both mechanical and digital models, are precision measuring tools that require good maintenance. Maintenance is important to keep the micrometer durable and accurate. Most micrometers nowadays are actually durable. But improper use and poor maintenance can shorten the mic life use. Before you learn how to maintenance the micrometer, make sure you know how … Read more

Mechanical vs. Digital Micrometer

Micrometers can be classified into mechanical dan digital models based on their working principle. These different working principles also affect the way these micrometers display the measurement reading. The mechanical model further varies based on how it shows the reading: dial, mechanical counter, and conventional micrometer. If you are going to buy a new micrometer, … Read more