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Title: A Six-sigma approach for benchmarking of RP&M processes
Authors: Mahesh, M. 
Wong, Y.S. 
Fuh, J.Y.H. 
Loh, H.T. 
Keywords: Benchmarking
Decision support
Process characterization
Process optimization
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Citation: Mahesh, M., Wong, Y.S., Fuh, J.Y.H., Loh, H.T. (2006-11). A Six-sigma approach for benchmarking of RP&M processes. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 31 (3-4) : 374-387. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper presents a methodology of using six-sigma quality tools for benchmarking of rapid prototyping & manufacturing (RP&M) processes. It involves the fabrication of a geometric benchmark part and a methodology to control and identify the best performance of the process to reduce the variablity in the fabricated parts. The approach is demonstrated with a case study based on the direct laser sintering (DLS) process for prototyping using plastic powder. In the case study an identified set of six-sigma/ statistical process control tools is employed to determine and best tune factors affecting the desired outcomes of the built parts. © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006.
Source Title: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
ISSN: 02683768
DOI: 10.1007/s00170-005-0201-z
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