Use of graphic displays of process capability data to facilitate producibility analyses
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 31 October 2000
To specify realistic tolerances and ensure acceptable product yields, a product development team must take into account the current process capability of the factory. Using historical process capability data in product development is frequently discussed in academic and industry literature. However, while many organizations have databases, the use of historical data in design is limited. This paper addresses the technical challenges of implementing a producibility analysis tool. First, a description of how data is currently collected and recorded is given. Second, the infeasibility of a “just-press-a-button” system for checking producibility is described. Finally, a new paradigm for data access is proposed, implemented in software, and tested on data used by industry.
- Research Article
- 2000 Cambridge University Press