Application areas for statistical methods [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1976.
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- Pages: 22 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Factors which affect product quality can be divided into two major categories: technological and human. Effective control over these factors requires controls at all important stages of production. Facilities selected for machining and processing and for assembly and packaging are an important determinant of the cost and quality. If selected measuring equipment, processes, machines and materials are sufficiently accurate to provide an in-tolerance part, reasonable costs and acceptable quality can be expected. On the other hand, if processing equipment cannot consistently provide an in-tolerance part, high costs, scrap and rework are inevitable outcomes. In a particular situation, a study may dwell on an established process (e.g., a vendor's) or on controllable process variables defining several potential processes. Hence, two general areas of application for statistical methods which are of interest are as follows: (1) determining manufacturing process capability for an established process; and (2) optimizing a product characteristic with respect to controllable process variables. The paper cites a few quality problems within each of these areas, presents examples as illustrations, lists applicable statistical methods and lists the applicable BKC computer routines which BKC has used to facilitate the solution.
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- E 1.99:bdx-613-1600
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