Traceability / Verification

High accuracy, low uncertainty and validated measurement methods are the reasons customers come to Mitutoyo America Corporation. We go to great lengths to ensure that our reference standards and measurements are traceable through our Nation’s highest measurement institute, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), headquartered just outside Washington, DC.

Traceability requires the establishment of an unbroken chain of comparisons to references. At the Mitutoyo America Calibration Laboratory, our master gage blocks are directly compared against the master gage blocks at NIST on a regular interval. The result is reference gage blocks calibrated just “one step removed” from NIST – providing the Mitutoyo America Calibration Lab with the highest reliability and lowest possible measurement uncertainty in our reference standards.

And while Mitutoyo America Corporation is at the forefront in application of today’s metrology best practice, we don’t stop there. We are committed to the research and development of tomorrow’s standards as well. We are an active leader in national and international metrology standards and a strong supporter of various metrology societies and educational institutes around the country.

  • ASME B89, the U.S. dimensional metrology standards writing committee
  • ASME B46, the U.S. surface texture standards writing committee
  • ISO/TC 213, the international standards writing committee for geometric product specifications NCSL International, the leading society committed to excellence in measurement science
  • Center for Precision Metrology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Mitutoyo Metrology Laboratory, Northern Illinois University