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Design of Experiments Seminar

Four Day DOE Course

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Our four-day introductory and intermediate topics course on design of experiments provides the attendees with the skills necessary to setup and analyze powerful orthogonal array experiments. Compared with traditional testing strategies, companies typically obtain a 50% reduction in the time and money required to conduct tests when applying the powerful approaches of DOE.
Efficient and effective application of experimental design require a blending of key skills. Knowledge of the relevant technologies, team communication skills, and some simple mathematical tools all come into play (in this session we rely upon the computer to crunch the numbers while we focus on interpretation of key graphics and output tables). The following is what makes our session world class:

  • Our dynamic instructors will share their expertise in lively sessions filled with hands-on application that keeps interest levels high.
  • Our team has taught these approaches to over 10,000 people.
  • Thousands of successful applications have been sparked by attendance at our sessions.
  • Learn how to simultaneously optimize more than one response.
  • Evening sessions to discuss your processes and technologies in greater detail may be arranged through the instructor.
  • No previous experience with experimental design or statistics is required.
  • We care about our students. Past attendees are always welcome to ask for advice on DOE related questions.

"Launsby's Experimental Design class is the most useful and best presented course I've taken in years." - Eric Diebold, Boehringer Mannheim

"Thanks for a very successful training experience. I enjoyed the time learning about DOE and you're top of my list when we need additional training." - Lawrence Rutan,Quality Assurance Manager, Roberts Swiss Inc.

The following is an outline of the various topics covered in this 4 day course:

  • Day 1
    • Goals, expectations
    • The need
          -group exercise
    • What are the benefits of these techniques?
    • Using experimental design for success
    • Fundamental terminology
    • Basic concepts of setup and analysis
    • Experimental objectives
          -Screening
          -Troubleshooting
          -Robustness
          -Modeling
    • Examples of successful applications
    • What is an orthogonal array?
    • Benefits of orthogonal arrays
    • What are the steps in successful experimentation?
    • Selection of technology related responses
    • Full-factorial, fractional factorials, and Plackett-Burman arrays
    • Design Resolution
    • Taguchi tabled arrays

    Day 2
    • Computer generated (D-optimal) arrays
    • Graphical analysis
          -Main effects plots
          -Interaction plots
          -Pareto charts
          -Contour plots
          -RSM plots
    • ANOVA and MLR using software
    • Multiple response co-optimization
          -Determination of importance weights
          -Selecting desirability shapes
          -Exercises with software
    • Analysis of categorical responses
    • Group exercise: catapult

    Day 3
    • Additional background regarding fractional-factorials
          -Aliasing and confounding
          -Fold-over approaches
    • Robustness concepts and S/N ratios
    • Setup of inner and outer arrays
    • Alternatives to S/N ratios
    • Some details on regression analysis
    • Residual analysis
          -Raw vs. studentized
          -Interpretation of simple plots
    • Group exercise: electromagnet

    Day 4
    • Response surface designs
          -Box-Behnken arrays
          -Central Composite arrays
    • Analysis of response surface designs
    • Group exercise: trebuchet
    • Numerous case studies
    • Discussion regarding your potential applications

Fees: $2595 includes the text Straight Talk on Designing Experiments, Student Version of DOE Wisdom Software, and Participant Guide. Lunch and coffee breaks are provided each day.

$3295 includes all of the above plus the full version of DOE Wisdom Software (a $200 discount).

Using practical, hands-on applications, learn from the experts in Experimental Design how to successfully blend the best of Japanese and Western techniques.

Register Early - class sizes are limited for optimal interaction and instruction.

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