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Inertial tolerancing

Inertial tolerancing Traditionally, tolerances are defined by an interval (LSL; USL) which can lead to several ambiguous interpretations of conformity. This paper examines an alternative method for setting specifications: “inertial tolerancing”. Inertial tolerancing consists of tolerancing the mean square deviation from the target rather than the distance. This alternative has numerous advantages over the traditional approach, particularly in the case of product assembly, mixed batches and conformity analysis. Coupled with a capability index Cpi, this alternative method leads to minimizing production costs for a specified level of quality. We propose to compare both approaches: traditional and inertial tolerancing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The TQM Magazine Emerald Publishing

Inertial tolerancing

The TQM Magazine , Volume 16 (3): 8 – Jun 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0954-478X
DOI
10.1108/09544780410532918
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Abstract

Traditionally, tolerances are defined by an interval (LSL; USL) which can lead to several ambiguous interpretations of conformity. This paper examines an alternative method for setting specifications: “inertial tolerancing”. Inertial tolerancing consists of tolerancing the mean square deviation from the target rather than the distance. This alternative has numerous advantages over the traditional approach, particularly in the case of product assembly, mixed batches and conformity analysis. Coupled with a capability index Cpi, this alternative method leads to minimizing production costs for a specified level of quality. We propose to compare both approaches: traditional and inertial tolerancing.

Journal

The TQM MagazineEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2004

Keywords: Taguchi methods; Statistical tolerance levels; Production costs

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