Chapter 20. Statistical Process Control Techniques Applied to the Manufacture of High Technology Ceramics

  1. William Smothers
  1. M. A. Carson,
  2. G. A. Fryburg and
  3. F. B. Makar

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch20

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Carson, M. A., Fryburg, G. A. and Makar, F. B. (1986) Statistical Process Control Techniques Applied to the Manufacture of High Technology Ceramics, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch20

Author Information

  1. GTE Products Corp., Portsmouth Ave. Exeter, NH 03833

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374696

Online ISBN: 9780470320365

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Keywords:

  • ceramics;
  • translucent;
  • interrelationships;
  • sintered arc tube;
  • implementation

Summary

Due to the technological advancements in ceramics, their use in high tech applications is steadily increasing. Many of the manufacturing processes are quite complex and difficult to control while requirements for improved quality continue to increase. Statistical process control (SPC) techniques are a way to better understand and monitor these processes while improving quality. Examples of the application of SPC in the manufacture of ultra-high purity, translucent alumina tubes and other materials are cited in order to highlight the importance of these techniques in today's highly competitive, high tech ceramic market.