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A Nested Experiment Design for Gauge Gain in Steel Tube Manufacturing

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.]A case study in the steel industry investigates the phenomenon of gauge gain, whereby the gauge of a steel tube produced by cold working may be thicker than the gauge of the material from which it is made. A nested designed experiment, augmented by gauge R&R and regression studies, was used to identify which product factors have significant effect on the gauge gain.

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  • Topics: Design of Experiments
  • Keywords: Case study,Design of experiments (DOE),Steel industry,Nested experiments,Regression analysis,Gage Repeatability and reproducibility studies (GR&R)
  • Author: Liu, Song; Batson, Robert G.
  • Journal: Quality Engineering