First and foremost, please bear with me since I am new to Gage R&R testing
I'm trying to run a GR&R test for a track tester. Basically the machine is programmed to push a device in a pre-fabricated track and record its force measurements over a programmed distance. Once a test is run once, the testing material will get deformed, so running the same material through the tester again would give different force measurements.
Since this is a destructive test, do I calculate values like the % Gage R&R in the same manor as I would a non-destructive test? Do I have to actually find a way to change my testing procedure to make it non-destructive? Any ideas?
Also, I'm using the JMP program which asks me to enter a tolerance value (USL-LSL), and I'm not really sure what value I should enter into here, but I know what I enter here has a dramatic effect on my % Gage R&R value.We have no set tolerances or standard devices to use as reference since this is a first round series of tests. Is it then up to the engineers best educated guess on this tolerance value?