Video: NIST Calibrates Tape Measures

Is your tape measure accurate? In a video posted on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) YouTube channel, you can take a look inside the NIST Tape Tunnel — the place where metrologists check the accuracy of tape measures to about 0.1 mm.



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