A Quantitative Approach to Classification of Characteristics


Marguglio, Benjamin W.; Sullivan, Martin W.   (1961, ASQC)   Sampling

Industrial Quality Control    Vol. 18    No. 1
QICID: 4536    July 1961    pp. 10-14
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Article Abstract

Definitions for critical, major and minor characteristics established in MIL-STD-105B or MIL-W-9411A, and most modifications thereof, are qualitative in nature and, therefore, do not afford the engineer an answer to quantitative aspects of such characteristics. The authors outline a simple analytical procedure aimed at providing that quantitative solution necessary to economical decisions (at no sacrifice to quality) among the three classifications.

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