Re: Difference between Calibration, Testing and Inspection Labs?
A testing lab would test materials/product to measure performance. In other words what is the widget supposed to do? If it's a seatbelt what load does it break at? How many uses until failure? They would measure the product performance specification.
An inspection lab will determine the thread count per inch of the seatbelt, denier of the fiber, the thickness and width of the belt, etc. They are usually inspecting to a drawing.