Burkhardt, James A.; Delvecchio, Olga (1989, ASQC) Stelco Technical Services Ltd., Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Historically, experiments performed in the production environment have been compromised by restricting process engineers and researchers to the investigation of a few parameters at a time to reduce the amount of lost production time. Unfortunately, this type of investigation does not always identify all the sources of variation in the process and often results in misleading conclusions.
Taguchi designed experiments have recently gained acceptance are now frequently applied in the industrial environment; however, these experiments can still be very costly in terms of manpower, material, lost production and time so it becomes increasingly important for the experimenter to "get it right the first time."
Pre-experiment analysis of process data can help identify:
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