Robust product design: A modern view of quality engineering in manufacturing systems

Robust product design: A modern view of quality engineering in manufacturing systems

Author: 
Amir Parnianifard, A. S., Azfanizam., Ariffin, M. K. A. and Ismail, M. I. S
Abstract: 

One of the main technological and economic challenges for an engineer is designing high-quality products in manufacturing processes. Most of these processes involve a large number of variables included the setting of controllable (design) and uncontrollable (noise) variables. Robust Design (RD) method uses a collection of mathematical and statistical tools to study a large number of variables in the process with a minimum value of computational cost. Robust design method tries to make high-quality products according to customers’ viewpoints with anacceptable profit margin. This paper aims to provide a brief up-to-date review of the latest development of RD method particularly applied in manufacturing systems. The basic concepts of the quality loss function, orthogonal array, and crossed array design are explained. According to robust design approach, two classifications are presented, first for different types of factors, and second for different types of data. This classification plays an important role in determining the number of necessity replications for experiments and choose the best method for analyzing data. In addition, the combination of RD method with some other optimization methods in designing and optimizing of processes including model-based and metamodel-based methods are discussed.

Paper No: 
1745