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Statistical Techniques and 6 Sigma + Only tolerance type dimension

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Stephen Colclough unregistered 
posted 04 April 2000 11:00 AM
I have a problem. A dimension 39.5 0/+0.5 is defined as a capability dimension. On completion of the study the cpk is 0.4289 with the mean 39.53 and an average range of 0.08. All readings are in tolerance with a minimum size of 39.5 and maximum 39.62. This cpk value was calculated using standard formula, is their an alternative formula to account for a one sided tolerance? IP: Logged 
Don Winton Forum Contributor Posts: 498 
posted 04 April 2000 11:27 AM
You supplied RBar but failed to supply subgroup size or an unbiased estimate of sigma. In order to calculate Cpk, I need one of these two variables. For your reference: The capability number you are interested in is termed Cpk(upper), not Cpk, and is calculated: Cpk(upper) = (USL  Xbar)/(3*sigmahat) IP: Logged 
pdboilermaker Forum Contributor Posts: 59 
posted 04 April 2000 06:59 PM
We have the same type of tolerances  you must be a japan jv. We just set our nominal at {the nominal + 1/2 of the tolerance} IP: Logged 
Batman Forum Contributor Posts: 111 
posted 08 April 2000 06:25 PM
I think you calculated correctly. It is easy to see that your distribution is too close to the lower tolerance. By my eyeball estimate, if you get the mean to 39.75, the middle of the tolerance band, and not change anything else, your Cpk should be around 3  3.5. So I would try to move the mean up if you need a better Cpk. IP: Logged 
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