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 August 1997 Article

1997 Testing
Laboratory Guide

Welcome to Quality Digest's 1997 Testing Laboratory Buyers Guide. This year's guide is bigger and better than ever -- with nearly 300 testing labs -- almost twice as large as last year's guide. If you need to test it, probe it, prod it, zap it, fry it, freeze it, nuke it or smash it, you'll find a company in this guide that will do it for you.

The matrix, which you can download by clicking here, provides 17 broad topics under which testing labs have indicated they provide a testing service. In addition, labs may have listed other testing services that they provide. These services are included across from the lab's telephone and fax numbers.

The Site Certification column of the matrix is a rather broad category that allows the lab to indicate any national, international, local or supplier certifications they may have.

We have also included two columns that show whether a company's test equipment is traceable to NIST standards and whether the company is registered to ISO 9000.

Obviously, this guide only scratches the surface of the thousands of testing labs available. If you need more excellent sources of information on testing labs and have access to the Internet, try visiting the following Web sites:

 American Society of Testing Materials: www.astm.org

Suggested page: www.astm.org/labs/index.html (This page allows you to search the ASTM directory of testing labs.)

 American Association for Laboratory Accreditation: www.a2la.org

Suggested page: www.a2la.org/a2la/links.htm (This page contains links to various testing accreditation organizations.)

This guide is in no way meant to endorse or exclude any particular organization. We list only information that has been provided to us directly from an organization. Please feel free to telephone, fax or e-mail us at labs@qualitydigest.com.


Click here to download buyers guide.

Because of the formatting constraints of Web sites, we cannot provide the matrix online. However, you can download a PDF version of the matrix and view it using the Adobe Acrobat Viewer. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, you can download it for free by clicking on the Adobe icon below.


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