The Everyday Metrologist

You don’t need to be a Metrologist to understand that taking measurements happens all the time!

As defined by the Oxford Dictionary, Measuring means “ascertain the size, amount, or degree of (something) by using an instrument or device marked in standard units or by comparing it with an object of known size” We, as a global community, take a lot of different measurements on a daily basis. From the watches on our phones to the cups we fill with drinking water, we are always practicing metrology.

Making estimations, cooking properly, and purchasing clothes are just a few of the ways we use metrology on a daily basis. Without measurements, we wouldn’t be able to accurately estimate, cook tasty meals, and buy clothes that fit our bodies. Measuring allows us to provide structure and remove chaos from scenarios that would end up happening without a systematized method of insight.

Check out this list of measurements we take without even realizing it!

  1. Time
  2. Speed
  3. Length
  4. Width
  5. Area
  6. Volume
  7. Calories
  8. Temperature
  9. Humidity
  10. Barometric Pressure
  11. Rainfall
  12. Weight
  13. Blood Pressure
  14. Blood Sugar
  15. Age
  16. Height
  17. Capacity
  18. Sizes
  19. Distance
  20. Servings
  21. Mass
  22. Energy
  23. Angles
  24. Volume
  25. Medicine

At Made to Measure, we measure parts for the manufacturing industry, from aerospace to medical, every week! Our metrologists are well versed in different industries and have years of experience they apply to each and every inspection job. See how Made to Measure can help with your next inspection project — Check out our measurement services here!