The goal of this project is to analyze the anodize line and make process improvements which directly affect the product, the results being reduced defects, lower variability in the process and product, faster cycle time, reduced costs, and higher profits. Possible defect conditions were identified, tracked, and analyzed in order to determine the greatest problem. After recognizing a prime improvement opportunity, a design of experiments was conducted with the purpose of showing relationships between key process parameters and product characteristics. Finally, recommendations were made to raise the quality level of the anodize line, with the information that was gained throughout the entire project and design of experiments.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Aluminum--Anodic oxidation--Quality control--Experiments; Aluminum alloys--Anodic oxidation--Quality control--Experiments
Department, Program, or Center
Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)
Gammie, Shantel, "Process improvement to the anodize line through design of experiments" (1996). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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