DOI: 10.31399/asm.amp.2017-03.p016 ISSN:

Six Sigma Process Streamlines Materials Selection

Karteek Kesavamatham
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Materials Science


Using a six sigma, statistics-based approach for selecting materials, offers a unique way to compare different options for use in various applications. Key factors to consider when selecting a new material for an application include a clear understanding of component and application requirements and component design aspects. This articles describes key concepts in using six sigma and quality function deployment concepts in materials selection.

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