Stream-of-Variation Based Quality Assurance for Multi-station Machining Processes – Modeling and Planning

  • J. V. Abellan-Nebot
  • J. Liu
  • F. Romero Subiron


In the effort of quality assured product design and implementation, a reliable 3D manufacturing variation propagation model for multi-station machining processes (MMPs) is a key enabler to evaluate the output of geometric and dimensional product quality. Recently, the extension of the stream-of-variation (SoV) methodology provides quality engineers with a tool to model the propagation of machining-induced variations, together with fixture- and datum-induced variations, along multiple stations in MMPs. In this chapter, we present a generic framework of building the extended SoV model for MMPs. Its application in manufacturing process planning is introduced and demonstrated in detail through a 3D case study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. V. Abellan-Nebot
    • 1
  • J. Liu
    • 2
  • F. Romero Subiron
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and DesignUniversitat Jaume ICastellóSpain
  2. 2.Department of Systems and Industrial EngineeringThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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