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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Engineering: M.E.M


Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Hiral Shah

Second Advisor

Dr. Ben Baliga

Third Advisor

Dr. Balasubramanian Kasi

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Refinement, Gage R&R, Root Cause


This project focused on finding the solutions for tiny flaws that appeared on auto M due to the production process. The core problem was discovering the root cause of tiny flaws and proposing on how to solve them. Brainstorming, data collection and analysis, measurement and material test, Gage R&R project and other methods were used to look for the root causes. During the project, the defect of production was confirmed. With the root cause defined, the quality of auto M improved and the problem solved observably.


Thank you for the internship opportunity in Changsha ABC Automobile Company Ltd. China.

Thank you for the help and guide of engineer Wang, manager Zhu and engineer Zhang.

I also appreciate Dr. Ben Baliga and Dr. Hiral Shah for their support.



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