Six Sigma Process Streamlines Materials SelectionKarteek 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.