American Society for Quality
 Section 0904 - East Central Indiana
PO Box 3147  Muncie, IN 47307-1147

The source of Quality Professionalism in East Central Indiana

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October 2004 Membership Meeting
ASQ Section 0904 - East Central Indiana

Wednesday, October 20, 2004
to be held at the
Sirloin Stockade
North West corner of McGalliard and Morrison Roads
Across the street from the Muncie Wal-Mart

4949 W Hessler Rd, Muncie, IN      Phone:(765) 287-9051
Click here for direction to the Sirloin Stockade


6:00 PM    "Test of Exceedance" 
Mike McDonald

Dinner 6:30 PM (Pay restaurant cashier) 

Door Prize Drawing
Section Business
Introduction of Speaker



7:30 PM
Speaker: Richard Clark

About the Program:

What does it measure?

Know the (un)certainty within your CMM using a $10 calculator… By Richard Clark

Know the uncertainty: Not an oxymoron
Common myths and misperceptions
    Why we need it (in the real world)
    True value? Unknown and unknowable

Sigma and the Histogram
    What does standard deviation really mean?
    A sample of "honest" data
    Standard deviation of the standard deviation

Collecting data
    Prepare and program
    Know what is Trump

Evaluating the CMM measurement
    What the data is and isn’t telling us
    Plan Do Check Action

Example case studies
    Probe calibration certainty
    Exposing the myth of "True" Position
    The great circle controversy
    Algorithms: What you can’t afford not to know about your software

About our Speaker:
      Richard Clark has worked in the field of precision measurement and calibration for nearly a decade. He has designed and implemented industrial measurement control and assurance systems for ISO-9000, QS-9000, and TS-16949 facilities. He also works (in a consulting format) as a CMM Software trainer for CMM Technology, Inc.

About the Pre-Clinic: Michael L. McDonald of will present the 'Test of Exceedance' in the pre-clinic.  The 'Test of Exceedance' is a simple, graphic technique used to determine significant difference between groups.

About the Speaker: Michael L. McDonald started his company, Michael L. McDonald & Associates, Incorporated, located in Anderson, in 2000, to offer statistical training and continuing support to companies in East Central Indiana.  See for details on his next 2-Day SPC Class, or contact him for training or quality improvement support for your company.  Mike, a Registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Quality Engineer, is an enthusiastic trainer and champion in quality improvement and application.

Post Meeting Follow-up:

32 Quality Professionals attend our October Meeting.  Rhonda Goss presented a summary report of the 2003-2004 Section year.  Chuck Darger reviewed the 2004-2005 SMP process.  Brent Haworth won the "CQM Training CD doorprize.

Richard Clark presented an enthusiastic program.  For those of you that didn't take notes, his presentation is hot-linked

Mike McDonald conducts the meeting, Chuck Darger explains SMP, Richard Clark makes sure we are certain about Uncertainty,


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