A new dimesion on Six Sigma

by Helen Beasley

Dimensioning and Tolerancing Handbook

By Paul J Drake, Jr

Six Sigma is a programme designed to improve customer satisfaction and process productivity levels, and increase profits through a reduction in product defects.

Six Sigma statistics are based on measuring the capability of a manufacturing process to perform defect-free work. This can include any aspect of the business which affects quality, from a component or piece of material down to administrative paperwork. The Six Sigma value indicates how often defects in these areas are likely to occur.

The Dimensions and Tolerancing Handbook is based on the Texas Instruments short course on Mechanical Tolerancing for Six Sigma. It includes all phases of dimensional management, and considers the latest developments in concurrent engineering, Six Sigma, statistical tolerancing and defect prediction for pieceparts and assemblies.

New developments in the paperless environment, approaches used in tolerancing software and design by assembly are also covered.

The aim of the handbook is to ensure that parts and product are produced with Six Sigma quality at the lowest cost.

1,280pp, £90.99

McGraw Hill, ISBN 0 07 018131 4