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Summary Report of NIST/MSC Workshop on Traceability in Length



Dennis A. Swyt


The National Institute of Standards and Technology, in conjunction with the Measurement Science Conference, conducted an industry-needs workshop on February 4, 1998, on issues with U.S. manufacturing companies, particularly smaller ones, may have in meeting their needs to demonstrate traceability of their dimensional measurements to the international and national standard of length. The workshop was attended by twenty persons representing a cross-section of organizations of the type with strong institutional interests in the issue. The dissemination of information about the new requirement of traceability for statements of uncertainty and a role for NIST in facilitating, leading, or providing an element of the education, training, or dissemination of information regarding traceability and measurement uncertainty associated with that need.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6149
Report Number


dimensional measurement, length, measurement uncertainty, traceability


Swyt, D. (1998), Summary Report of NIST/MSC Workshop on Traceability in Length, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created April 1, 1998, Updated February 19, 2017