This is the first book dedicated to explaining the Destructive Gauge R&R (DGR&R) approach in clear detail and with an easy-to-understand format.
It also covers the Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility studies approach for non-destructive testing in concise language accessible to all levels of an organization.
This book presents fundamental metrology terms and statistical techniques which will lead to an understanding of the GR&R short method, long method and analysis of variance method studies. Measurement uncertainty, measurement error, systematic error, random error, stability and measurement system variability are covered in detail. Additionally, the author provides a step-by-step approach, with an industrial example, for conducting GR&R characterization studies.
Standard forms are used throughout the book and included to be implemented within your company. Over 50 real-life examples of Gauge R&R studies conducted in the printed circuit board, plastic molding and semiconductor industries are included.
- Conduct GR&R studies for destructive testing
- Identify and quantify the sources of measurement error (uncertainty)
- Identify and quantify operator variability when using gauges
- Determine measurement error and how it relates to product tolerances
- Establish a company-wide plan to characterize all gauges and control measurement variation
- Comply with ISO-9001 "...ensure that measurement uncertainty is known and is consistent with the required measurement capability. ..."