Quality Engineering: Off-Line Methods and Applications

Chao-Ton Su

February 26, 2013 by CRC Press
Textbook - 394 Pages - 140 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466569478 - CAT# K16440


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  • Explains key methods for quality engineering, including DOE, Taguchi, RSI, and computational intelligence
  • Provides extensive examples and case studies
  • Keeps the material simple, avoiding extensive mathematical treatments
  • Outlines an integrated approach using neural networks and genetic algorithms to improve product quality and process performance
  • Focuses on the practical needs of engineers and engineering students


As quality becomes an increasingly essential factor for achieving business success, building quality improvement into all stages—product planning, product design, and process design—instead of just manufacturing has also become essential. Quality Engineering: Off-Line Methods and Applications explores how to use quality engineering methods and other modern techniques to ensure design optimization at every stage. The book takes a broad approach, focusing on the user’s perspective and building a well-structured framework for the study and implementation of quality engineering.

Starting with the basics, this book presents an overall picture of quality engineering. The author delineates quality engineering methods such as DOE, Taguchi, and RSM as well as computational intelligence approaches. He discusses how to use a general computational intelligence approach to improve product quality and process performance. He also provides extensive examples and case studies, numerous exercises, and a glossary of basic terms.

By adopting quality engineering, the defect rate during manufacturing shows noticeable improvement, the production cost is significantly lower, and the quality and reliability of products can be enhanced. Taking an integrated approach that makes the methods of upstream quality improvement accessible, without extensive mathematical treatments, this book is both a practical reference and an excellent textbook.