# Tag: process capability

## Process Capability – Surface Finish Example: Part 2

Published:In Part 2 we look at failure rates and material conditions for a surface finish example.

Read more »## Process Capability – The Basics: Part 1

Published:In Part 1, we explore the concept of process capability, including how to calculate it and what to do with non-normal data.

Read more »## Calculate Capability Indices with Only One Specification

Published:Capability analysis is an essential tool for statistical process control (SPC) and process improvement, applicable to a variety of environments from hospitals and labs to assembly and manufacturing. The formula for calculating a Cpk index is easily found: USL, upper specification limit; LSL, lower specification limit. *Estimated sigma = average […]

Read more »## Understanding Process Sigma Level

Published:Six Sigma is a data-driven approach to quality, aimed at reducing variation and the associated defects, wastes and risks in any process. This article explores the basics of Six Sigma process quality – definition and measurement. In a set of data, mean (μ) and standard deviation (σ) are defined as: μ = x1 + x2 […]

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