What is the probability of a defect?

What's the probability of a defect?
What's the probability of a defect?

What’s the probability of a defect? John Morgan

 

Use a Z Score. Z = (Sample Data Point – Mean)/Standard Deviation.

Z score gives a result in terms of # of sigmas. (That’s where Six Sigma gets its name from.)

You can convert a Z score to a percentage here.

 

The further away a sample is from the spec limit the higher the z-score and process sigma. A higher process sigma means a less defective process. The term Six Sigma originates from the z-score. 6σ means that six standard deviations lie between the mean of a sample and the nearest specification limit. from here.

 

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