Hi folks, I'm new here and look forward to talking about quality and I am hoping to help out and meet like minded people. i have a question regarding gage pin and gage block segregation and am not sure what forum to post it in. the question is: our machine shop basically takes all of qa's pins and blocks out to the shop and has savaged them. cabinets, locks, and brow-beatings do nothing. their manager just gives out keys to everybody. i'm going to buy new everything and let them have the old ones. the company culture is extremely frustrating. my thinking is that i'll label these gages "not in calibration system" or "reference only". we are not regulated in any way, shape or form, but the owners have hired a consultant to bring us into ISO and at some point i'm going to have to start on the qms. thoughts? please let me know what you think or where to post this question in a more correct forum. thanks!