Gage calibration is a familiar and mandatory activity that ensures that the gage will return, on average, the dimensions of the standard that is used to calibrate it. Measurement systems analysis (MSA) is a complementary activity that assesses the gage's and inspector's abilities to get consistent measurements. Even if the gage is calibrated, measurement system variation can affect (1) the outgoing quality, (2) the estimate of process capability, and (3) the power of statistical process control (SPC) charts to detect process changes. MSA is, however, a straightforward procedure for which generally accepted practices are widely available.
This presentation by William A. Levinson will explain potential remedies for non-capable gages, such as measurement replication to deal with poor repeatability. You will understand the procedure for performing a repeatability and reproducibility analysis.
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William A. Levinson P.E.
William A. Levinson, P.E., is the principal of Levinson Productivity Systems, P.C. He is an ASQ Fellow, Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Quality Manager, Reliability Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He is also the author of several books on quality, productivity, and management, of which the most recent ... More info