The first practical guide for measuring process capability in machining and assembly operations. This tells you how to correctly measure capability with all types of industrial data, including attribute and non-normally distributed variable data. This practical, on-the-job reference also provides: ? Methods used to identify critical process characteristics and variables ? Procedures for establishing reasonable process and machine capability goals ? Steps for correctly conducting machine and process capability studies ? Real-life case studies illustrating how capability indices should be calculated, analyzed and interpreted ? Confidence bound formulas for almost every measure covered ? Ways of assessing capability in special situations-processes with tool wear, autocorrelated data, or multiple setups; short production runs, features with GD&T; parts having within piece variation In addition, you’ll find innovative techniques-developed by the author for measuring the combined capability of multiple process streams, as well as that of an entire product or assembly line. Filled with more that 450 superb illustrations, this expert reference is destined to become the “bible” of capability studies,enabling you to implement the latest capability measures in any industrial setting.