3M was awarded the US government’s highest award for innovation, the National Medal of Technology. 3M has consistently been highly ranked, often in the top 20, in Fortune magazine’s annual survey of “America’s Most Admired Corporations.” -Harvard Business Review
Abrasives, films, imaging, metal matrix ceramics, nonwovens, nanotechnology, and RFID are a few of the core technologies that 3M molds into products. 3M is a unique company and its metrology labs operate like no other. Most companies follow standards related to a particular industry. 3M operates business units that transcend many industries and its metrology operations must be compliant with multiple standards. 3M Corporate Metrology Lab juggles aerospace, FDA, automotive and other ISO and industry standards and makes sure that all 3M labs are compliant with their specific industry standard. To lab manager who has his hands full this might be an understatement.
3M chose WPT calibration training modules because they can be used in any of the business units. They started their acquisition of a cal training library with one lesson, Intro to Measurement and Calibration. They built their library over several years, adding a title about every quarter. For some titles a site license for the Corporate Lab is sufficient. 3M Learning Operations uses MyTrain course delivery, record keeping, testing and Certificate app. 3M Corporate Metrology group sometimes provides input and subject matter expertise for courses in development, ensuring that resulting courseware addresses their needs.