|Mathews Malnar and
Quality engineering, applied statistical consulting,
and training services for R&D, product, process,
and manufacturing engineering organizations.
Measurement Systems Analysis and Gage Error Studies
Course Description: This course presents an introduction to measurement systems analysis and gage error studies. The class starts with a review of basic statistical concepts, then proceeds to discussions of calibration to establish measurement accuracy and gage error studies to evaluate measurement reproducibility and repeatability. The fundamental concepts and methods of gage error studies are presented using the most common gage error study design - the operator by part crossed design. Nested designs, gage error short studies, designs with two or more sources of reproducibility, and studies with attribute responses are also presented. Different methods of interpreting gage error study results, such as relative to part variation and part tolerance, are also discussed.
Who Should Take This Course: This
course is intended for technicians and engineers who are
responsible for designing, executing, analyzing, and
interpreting gage error studies in their organizations. The
course is above the technical level of most shop floor
Prerequisite: It is recommended that students have completed a quality engineering statistics course but students with strong shop math skills and practical experience applying statistical methods in quality engineering situations will also be able to complete the class successfully.
Course Format: The course requires a total of twelve (12) classroom hours.
Software: Use of statistical software (such as MINITAB) that can design and analyze gage error studies is highly recommended.
Review of Basic Statistics
Introduction to Measurement Systems Analysis
Choice of Measurement Instrument
Calibration for AccuracyBias
Gage Error Studies for Precision
Gage Error Studies
Variable Gage Short Studies
Variable Gage Long Studies
Gage Studies for Destructive Measurements
Gage Studies for Nested Designs
Gage Error Study Administration
Identifying GR&R Study Projects
Designing the GR&R Study
Writing the Study Proposal
Running the Study
Interpreting the Results
Reporting the GR&R Study
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