Applying Life Cycle Six Sigma in Tolerance Design Methodology
Setting of tolerances to meet a required specification of quality characteristic and keep low manufacturing cost is one of common problems in the process quality control. But generally traditional tolerance design only focus on cost of manufacturing, few consider product Life Cycle Cost. In these situations, to obtain a satisfactory six sigma quality level as well as keep lower life cycle total cost should be considered. This paper expands tolerance optimization based on the manufacturing cost to the product life cycle cost, which can improve product quality to the six sigma level and keep lower LCC simultaneously.
J. J. Wu and Y. Z. Wang, "Applying Life Cycle Six Sigma in Tolerance Design Methodology", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 443-444, pp. 881-887, 2012