Measurement System Assessment (MSA) Training

The objective of the Measurement Systems Assessment (MSA) Training curriculum is to provide participants with the analytical tools and methods necessary to:

  • Understand key sources of measurement error
  • Design and Conduct Gage R&R studies to estimate measurement error components (repeatability, reproducibility)
  • Interpret Gage R&R results and identify corrective actions if necessary
  • Plan and Conduct Gage R&R studies for attribute systems
  • Apply control charts to monitor Measurement Systems over time
  • Assess Accuracy and Linearity of Measurement Systems
  • Handle Non-Replicable Systems (such as Destructive Tests)

Seminar Content (2 Days)

  1. Introduction to Measurement Systems
    • Definitions
    • Measurement Processes
    • Discrimination
    • Accuracy, Precision, Linearity
    • Repeatability & Reproducibility
    • Product, Measurement, & Total Variation
  2. Gage R&R
    • Planning Measurement Assessments
    • Implementation of Gage R&R Studies
    • Analysis of Gage R&R Studies
    • Range Method and ANOVA Method
    • Gage R&R – Conduct & Analysis (Practice)
  3. Linearity Assessment
    • Linearity & Bias Studies
    • Linearity with respect to Precision
  4. Attribute Measurement Systems
    • Planning for Attribute Systems Assessments
    • Short Method
    • Estimation of Repeatability for Attribute Systems (Analytic Method)
  5. Non-Replicable Systems
    • Destructive Testing
    • Dynamic Process Conditions
    • Dynamic Part/Sample Properties