Modeling and reducing variation in design and manufacturing - ASQ Houston Section 1405 2179
Modeling and reducing variation in design and manufacturing - ASQ Houston Section 1405
Engineers are taught to create designs that meet customer specifications. When creating these designs the focus is usually on the nominal values rather than variation. We need designs that are insensitive to variability in the inputs, for example, an engineer choosing nominal values for the resistors in a voltage divider that minimize the variation of the output voltage. Much of the literature on robustness is dedicated to experimental techniques, particularly Taguchi techniques. Taguchi techniques advocate using experiments with replications to estimate variation. The goal is to optimize the signal-to-noise ratio where the signal is the nominal output and the noise is the variation of the output. Mathematical formulas based on derivatives to determine system variation based on input variation and knowledge of the engineering function will be presented, along with animations to allow for a user-friendly presentation. If the function is unknown, experimental techniques may be used to empirically estimate a function. These techniques work equally well for designing
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Thursday September 17th, 2020 6:00pm CDT
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Thursday September 17th, 2020 7:00pm CDT
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Currently Executive Engineer for SKF, Bryan Dodson has 30 years of leadership in product development and manufacturing.  Prior to joining SKF, Dr. Dodson has held the positions of Senior Director Corporate Quality & Continuous Improvement for Collins & Aikman and Senior Manager of Quality & Reliability Engineering with global responsibility for Visteon.  Dr. Dodson has authored several books including: Probabilistic Design for Optimization and Robustness for Engineers, the Reliability Engineering Handbook, Practical Accelerated Testing, and Weibull Analysis: with Software.  Dr. Dodson has also developed several software packages including the Reliability & Maintenance Analyst which is the standard for NASA.  Dr. Dodson is an ASQ fellow, an SAE fellow, a licensed professional engineer, an ASQ certified quality engineer, and an ASQ certified reliability engineer.

Ph.D. Business Administration
MS Industrial Engineering
BS Petroleum Engineering

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SAE Fellow
ASQ Fellow
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer
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Date & Time: 09/17/2020 06:00:00 PM CDT