This 59-minute lecture on Robust Design is the thirteenth in a series of videoed lectures given to graduate students at Ben-Gurion University in the Spring Semester of 2014.
The trigger for videoing the lectures was a request by a pregnant student who could not attend the lectures. Later it had occurred to me that this could serve a wider purpose of exposing quality engineers and technicians to the robust design approach.
This series of lectures covers the Taguchi approach to robust design, Orthogonal Arrays used for designing the needed experiments, use of EVOP to optimize a working process, Response Surface Methodology (RSM)and process control..
Lecture 13 starts with some comments on the place of process control in quality assurance and distinguish between Statistical Process Control (SPC) and EPC (Engineering Process Control). The convergence of the two approaches is addressed.