Articles Quality Assurance & Control

Sticking to standards
Strategies for monitoring and maintaining product consistency

Process Controls 3
You read our first article on process controls and found it very pedestrian and boring.  The information was totally beneath you. (Just kidding, hopefully!)  But if you’re ready to learn about process controls from a more academic, and slightly more advanced, perspective, you’re in the right place. As you... Read More...
Process Variability
Everyone knows what Process Variability is and what causes it. Just kidding.  Most people don’t.  But they should if they’re running any kind of making/manufacturing/producing business. Process Variability: Manufacturers’ Nemesis Yeah, honestly, life would be a lot easier without process variability.   Process variability is just what it sounds like:... Read More...
Process Controls
Yes, the name “Process Controls” sounds like a boring topic… But it can save you time, money, and aggravation. That’s not boring, now, is it?? It’s not. Here’s why Process Controls are important: everything on earth has inherent variation. It’s just a matter of statistics. Sound a little abstract? ... Read More...
Quality Assurance: a Crash Course for Makers
You know that quality is important for Makers.  And if you read our last post, you’ve learned the “engineering” way to think about quality, quality control, and how the concepts apply for Maker businesses. Now discover something new about quality.  This week we’re talking about the difference between Quality... Read More...


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