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Robust product design using manufacturing adjustments

K Otto

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE | Published : 1994


Tuning variables represent factory floor manufacturing adjustments commonly used to correct variational noise errors in a product. Some examples are voltage supply adjustments, adjustable links and screws, or shims. This paper presents methods to determine the increased performance and robustness when using different possible manufacturing adjustments. All possible potential tuning adjustments that exist in a design are identified. Given this, the tuning variable model can be used to calculate the reduced product variation when using any of the potential tuning adjustments, including none at all. This process can be used to help select which product variables should be adjusted, based on the..

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