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Is SPC compatible with 100% inspection?

Various articles published here have already explained the concept of SPC (Statistical Process Control) and its benefits for any production process. Traditional SPC is focused on sampling the production [...]

Gage R&R and Measurement Variation

Gage R&R and Measurement Variation One of the bases (theoretical and practical) of SPC is to understand and reduce sources of process variation known as the "5M’s": Machine, Manpower, Method, Material, Mother nature [...]

Process Planning and Execution on the Shop Floor

Process Planning and Execution on the Shop Floor Is your manufacturing process really clear for operators? How can you ensure operators follow the correct manufacturing process? Standardise your shop floor working methods and improve [...]

Defect Map infographic

Defect Map infographic Share this infographic on Register to our newsletter Defect Map Related article Defect Map – Introducing the concept [...]

What is Inertial Tolerance?

What is Inertial Tolerance? An innovative and effective approach to shop floor tolerance management and process control SPC Vision V7 has incorporated ‘Inertial Tolerancing’ into its already feature packed functionality. Developed with Maurice Pillet [...]

What is Check’n Go?

What is Check’n Go? For engineers and planners, Check’n Go is a software system which provides a standardised method to define the manufacturing process for the shop floor including all process steps, instructions and checks [...]

SPC after the ‘project’ Stage

SPC after the ‘project’ Stage How to move  SPC ‘project’ activities into ‘serial production’ is an issue which must be carefully managed.  Handing over methods and processes which have been developed and implemented by a [...]

Ctrl Vision Infographic

Ctrl Vision infographic Share this infographic on Register to our newsletter Ctrl Vision Related article What is incoming quality control [...]

What is Incoming Quality Control?

What is Incoming Quality Control? Incoming quality control is the process used to validate the quality of a supplied lot of parts or components. The outcome of this process is simply to determine [...]

Common SPC Myths

Common SPC Myths In this article, we will briefly discuss some of the commonly held misconceptions about SPC.  In every manufacturing sector, there are people who for one reason or another are not convinced by [...]

Process Control of Operator Dependent Processes

Process Control of Operator Dependent Processes Thursday, April 3, saw the final meeting of the CARAIBE consortium project led by Turbomeca (SAFRAN Group) and involving partners such as AIRBUS Helicopters, LIEBHERR, Ventana Aerospace group and [...]

SPC and capability analysis of multi-head processes

SPC and capability analysis of multi-head processes (multi-spindle, multi-cavity, etc) Multi-head processes are a common means of production that enable several parts to be produced in a single process cycle. Examples could include multi-spindle lathes, [...]

SPC Project – Key Tasks Continued

SPC Project – Key Tasks Continued OK, this will be the final part of this series  where we have looked at some of the key things you need to consider when launching a new SPC [...]

SPC Project – Key Tasks

SPC Project – Key Tasks During part 2 of this short series I highlighted the importance of having a structured process to ensure the success of the SPC project. During this final part, I’ll outline [...]

Starting a SPC Project – Part 2

Starting a SPC Project – Part 2 Todays blog follows on from part 1 where I introduced some of the challenges which you might face when trying to roll out SPC in your company. As [...]

Starting a SPC Project – Part 1

Starting a SPC Project – Part 1 In this post I would like to deal with what is probably the biggest hurdle for most engineers when trying to implement SPC, which is the general negativity surrounding this subject in many [...]