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A Users' Guide to NIST SRM 2084: CMM Probe Performance Standards



Gregory W. Caskey, Steven D. Phillips, Bruce R. Borchardt, David E. Ward, Daniel S. Sawyer


Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are well-characterized materials, produced in quantity and certified for one or more physical or chemical properties. They are used to assure the accuracy and compatibility of measurements throughout the Nation. SRMs are widely used as primary standards in many diverse fields in science, industry, and technology, both within the United States and throughout the world. They are also used extensively in the fields of environmental and clinical analysis. In many applications, traceability of quality control and measurement processes to the national measurement system is carried out through the mechanism and use of SRMs. For many of the Nation's scientists and technologists, it is therefore of more than passing interest to know the details of the measurements made at NIST in arriving at the certified values of the SRMs produced. The NIST Special Publication 260 Series is a series of papers reserved for this purpose. The 260 Series is dedicated to the dissemination of information on different phases of the preparation, measurement, certification, and use of NIST SRMs. In general, much more detail will be found in these papers than is generally allowed, or desirable, in scientific journal articles. This enables the user to assess the validity and accuracy of the measurement processes employed, to judge the statistical analysis, and to learn details of techniques and methods utilized for work entailing greatest care and accuracy. These papers also should provide sufficient additional information so SRMs can be utilized in new applications in diverse fields not foreseen at the time the SRM was originally issued. Inquiries concerning the technical content of this paper should be directed to the author(s). Other questions concerned with the availability, delivery, price, and so forth, will receive prompt attention from: Standard Reference Materials Program Bldg. 202, Rm. 204 National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, MD 20899
NIST Special Publication 260-120


Caskey, G. , Phillips, S. , Borchardt, B. , Ward, D. and Sawyer, D. (1994), A Users' Guide to NIST SRM 2084: CMM Probe Performance Standards, NIST Special Publication 260-120 (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created June 1, 1994, Updated February 19, 2017