According to the American Society for Quality (ASQ): “The ‘cost of quality’ isn’t the price of creating a quality product or service. It's the cost of not creating a quality product or service.” What all metrology businesses seem to be striving for is that perfect balance between keeping costs low, while keeping quality high, in order to protect themselves from further costs.
Read our blog post that explains what different costs can be associated with metrology at large, and why knowing the potential costs matters.
TPI stands for “threads per inch” which literally means the number of threads within each inch on a screw, a bolt, or a fastener. The thread itself is the uniform band of protruding material that helically rotates around a screw. When looking horizontally at a screw, the thread can be distinctly seen and counted. To determine the TPI of a screw, you simply count the number of threads contained within an inch of length.