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Old 13th February 2018, 06:20 PM

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Re: Producing IATF 16949 compliant calibration certificates

In Reply to Parent Post by mlee97 View Post

From my point of view I consider the externally contracted lab to be the defacto calibrator as the testing is robotic and set up by them. We don't touch it. It could be considered the same as if it were magically shipped to their location, calibrated, and zapped back. Their procedures, conformance and their calibration records would be by their control and on their accreditation. The only action by our people is to place the wrench on the unit and press go.
If we set up the certification by the contractor's name, with their blessing of course, wouldn't this meet the IATF requirements without an exception?
I wouldn't think that your provider would allow you to "use their name" to issue certificates. From your customers perspective, I think you would still have to meet -- such as competency of personnel to place the wrench on the test unit. It's a grey area and will depend on what your customer needs. Realize this is probably driven by someone getting ready for an audit, or maybe in an audit, who realizes your cert doesn't have the magic 17025 on it. At the end of the day, it might be easier for them to send it out to an accredited lab for calibration.

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