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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

pp 602-602

Quality Control

  • Jan W. GoochAffiliated with

n (1935) (QC) The techniques, measurements, and other activities that monitor and maintain product-quality characteristics within stated limits. These means require sampling of the product, measurement of important quality characteristics, statistical analysis, continuous presentation of the data (typically by means of control charts), and taking of decisions on whether lots are to be accepted, reworked, or scrapped.

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