Volume 2 Number 4 Year - 2020
Number of articles: 13
PROCESS CAPABILITY IMPROVEMENT FOR SWINGARM BORING OPERATION: A CASE STUDY
Authors: Bhanudas Bachchhav
Abstract: A swingarm is the most crucial component of modern motorcycles use to provide suspension, hold the rear axle firmly, manage load distribution and maintain the centre of gravity. Boring is one of the most critical operation in swing arm manufacturing. The objective of this research work is to conduct a case study on process capability and its improvement for the most critical operation in swingarm. The boring operation was performed on swingarm using CNC boring machine and observations were recorded. X and R Control charts were plotted and commented on process control. The process capability indices Cp, Cpk, Cpm and Cpmk were calculated using MINITAB 19 statistical software. Among all indices, Cpmk was found to be more trustworthy with respect to the process output. Process improvement was suggested by changing the process mean towards the goal. Further analysis of such data is possible using Taguchi's loss function for quality improvement.
Keywords: Process capability indices; Control charts; Statistical process control; Quality improvement; Control limits
DOI: 10.24874/PES02.04.001   Downloads: 53