The following dates are recommended because they have a low minimum student requirement,
or students are enrolled but not yet enough to hold a class. Please choose a date for your Gage R&R Training class. Dates are formatted as year-month-day:
If none of the recommended dates work with your schedule, that's ok. Please choose a date from the list below:
Gage R&R training is the standard Black Belt level measurement system analysis tool. It assures Birmingham students that their decisions are being made from reliable data.
R&R stand for repeatability and reproducability; basically making sure measurement systems are valid beyond what can be detected through simple calibration. All calibration finds is bias away from a standard; it's not enough. Never assume your gage is good just because it's calibrated. We've seen companies waste 5-digit figures on incapable gages, and 6-digit figures scrapping good parts because of too much error in their measurement system. Remember, a measurement system includes its user and the process of using the gage. This is often where excessive error resides.