Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (Gage R&R)

Variation: All things vary, regardless if we can measure it or not. As with processes which produce parts under stable conditions, there is a certain amount of variation when measuring parts. This variation, or error, can be caused by the inspector, environmental conditions, and by the measuring instruments themselves.

Before data may be used to make important decisions about the process and the fitness for use of the products, it is important to know how much variation exists in the measurement system. Many quality control management systems, such as QS 9000, now require Gage R&R studies. This seminar will provide you the tools and knowledge to satisfy these requirements.

Who should attend this seminar?

Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, and other production persons will find it very useful. Managers of these functions will benefit greatly. Persons from service or administrative functions will receive exercises and applications tailored to their needs.

This is a 8 hour course with a maximum class size of 24.

     Topics covered:
  • Gage R&R considerations
  • Measurement error
  • Precision and accuracy
  • Variable gage study (short method)
  • Variable gage study (long method)

     On completion of this seminar you will be able to:
  • Prepare for a measurement system study
  • Understand variation
  • Conduct Gage R&R studies
  • Understand the source of variation
  • Meet QS9000 Gage R&R requirements