Measurement Systems Analysis


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Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) is a core tool in understanding the amount of variation there is within a measurement process and what contribution that has to the total variation of the manufacturing process. From this you can decide on the suitability of the measurement process and develop improvements if required.

This three-day course combines an overview of statistical theory and test design with hands on group and individual exercises. This will equip candidates in industrial and scientific environments, with the analytical tools, application and understanding of a complete MSA assessment of a measurement process and system.

Course detail

The candidate will gain an understanding of Type 1 and Type 2 MSA’s, process observation, test design and test management.

Understand statistical tools used such as Range and Mean R&R, ANOVA, R&R, EMP and attribute gauge studies, including consistency tests, control charts, bias, and linearity capability indices.

Be able to collate and process measurement system outputs including analysis and recognition of the gauge resolution and its impact leading to interpretation and making clear, reasoned and traceable decisions on the capability of measurement processes

You will be able to recommend an appropriate courses of action and through activities undertake three full MSA example studies, applying both the practical and analytical techniques that we have introduced.

Who should attend:

Measurement specialists who have responsibility to assure the confidence in any given measurement system capability, quality managers and metrology project champions. Quality engineers, production / manufacturing engineers who plan or organise measurement and supplier quality engineers.