• @timfran87 – Tim: How do you evaluate whether a cut is acceptable or not? I’m guessing that you have some continuous variable that you are using to judge acceptability. You can use this instead of the number of […]

• @KatieBarry – you spoil sport. Flame gun was out and aimed, then doused by your reply.

• @cognition – I would suggest either making the individual panels larger so that you can put a sufficient amount of coating on each panel, or (if I understand correctly) you could put multiple panels in the saline […]

• @Andy-U – yes, that is a new term that has been applied to static friction (resistance).
Not sure exactly what you are calling breakdown torque (could this be “break-away” torque? If so, then it should be higher […]

• @Andy-U – Andy: Of course tightening and loosening torque are going to be different (tightening involves dynamic resistance and loosening involves static resistance – the difference being keeping something moving […]

• @jovoga – yes, when you torque a bolt, you stretch it, but unless you are over torqueing (going beyond the yield point) you should be OK re-using the bolts.
If you are concerned, you can use the same lot of bolts […]

• @cseider – my understanding was that the amount varied across each panel, which was unknown. If it is uniform, then yes, painting each panel with all 8 formulations would be appropriate.

• @gaurav777 – You are really looking to accept/reject a lot (the daily, weekly or monthly volume of transactions) based on a sample of those transactions. Reject would indicate the controls are not working, accept […]

• that’s supposed to read “normalize out the variation of the contamination.”

• @cognition – you will need to either measure the salt contamination, control the salt contamination, or increase your repetitions to normalize out the variation of the variation.

• Mike: You need to evaluate over the full band width.

• @matr – while you are correct that this isn’t truly a percentage, the score nonetheless can be meaningful (such that the issues with the evaluations of critical, serious, mid and minor are consistent, as […]

• @rickking33 – while I appreciate and respect the recommendations of the other posters, there really isn’t a comparable substitute for Minitab, in my humble opinion. Now there are some specialized software […]

• MBBinWI replied to the topic COGS Reduction in the forum General 3 weeks, 1 day ago

@abhi_jain80 – map your production process and get costs of poor quality for each step. This will help to identify biggest opportunities. Then start a DMAIC project on one that the process owner agrees is the […]

• @rass – you say you need to compare two different systems that measure flow (air and water) but you don’t indicate what exactly the measure is that you are comparing. As Robert Butler indicated, flow rate is a […]

• MBBinWI replied to the topic Defect Vs. Defective in the forum Call Centers 3 weeks, 4 days ago

@hlakam – good advice so far. What I would add is that your remediation efforts will necessarily be targeted at the defect level. The corrective action for wrong information is likely going to be different than […]

• Mike: Since you are enquiring about doing a GR&R I’m assuming that you are interested in understanding the ability of the tool to accurately evaluate in this case profiles. In addition to the measurement itself, […]

• MBBinWI replied to the topic Random Sample Size in the forum Methodology 1 month ago

@majikfish – depends on how much error you are willing to accept in your prediction. The more error, the smaller the sample.

• MBBinWI replied to the topic Defects & Errors in the forum General 1 month, 1 week ago

that first sentence is supposed to end “there really isn’t any difference.”
@katiebarry – what’s up with the edit function?

• MBBinWI replied to the topic Defects & Errors in the forum General 1 month, 1 week ago

Srinath: I’m guessing that you’re interested in the more colloquial definitions, in which case, there really isn’t any. Here’s the definition from the iSS dictionary:
Defect
Any type of undesired result is a […]