Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Keywords and Subject Headings
Data driven analysis, inspection demand, quality department
There are always fluctuations in production systems. When a quality department is given the task to gear up to inspect a brand new part, many items must be taken into consideration. There are four areas that were analyzed to determine the best way to get the new part measured in the inspection department. First, the option of buying more inspection equipment was evaluated. Second, a subcontracted inspection company inspected the part and the resulting data was compared to inspection data that had been measured at MTMN. The resulting analysis determined that there were some differences in the outcomes of the data and more evaluation will have to be done in order to have confidence in the subcontracted company’s measured data. Third, the idea of using the part supplier’s data to evaluate the part is discussed. The data was determined to be unusable because the length and width measurements are missing location data. Fourth, the subject of overtime was looked at to see if using the department’s limited manpower can be an answer to an increase in inspection demand. The required 12 hours of additional time needed would be somewhat taxing on personnel. A summary of these four ideas will be detailed at the end of this report.
Austin, Jerry, "Equipping A Quality Inspection Department For An Increase In Demand" (2014). Culminating Projects in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 73.