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The Process Capability Matrix: A Tool for Manufacturing Variation Analysis at the Systems Level

Daniel D Frey, Kevin N Otto

Volume 4: Design for Manufacturing Conference | American Society of Mechanical Engineers | Published : 1997


Abstract This paper introduces the concept of a process capability matrix — an ordered set of dimensionless parameters that capture information on a manufacturing system’s response to noises. The matrix captures information on the magnitude of noise, sensitivity to noise, and tolerance to variation. Algorithms and equations are presented that use the matrix to compute the yield of a manufacturing system. The method proves to be accurate on real engineering problems for which existing techniques are inadequate due to statistical correlation among product acceptance criteria. The process capability matrix also proves useful in a new type of block diagram of production systems. T..

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