Tool up for competitive advantage
As parts get smaller and harder to measure, the cost of measuring them goes up. As parts get bigger and enormously expensive, the cost of scrapping them goes through the roof. As the sheer number of parts that go into a manufactured product grows, the complexity of measuring and managing them expands exponentially. Gages control parts, tools build them. As a part’s dimensions change, so must the devices that measure and make them. Poor calibration that results in large measurement uncertainty causes erroneous and expensive adjustments to the manufacturing process and degrades product quality.