The use of Taguchi methods in polishing for quality optimization

V. H.Y. Lo, G. Q. Huang, K. C. Cheng, Y. M. Tsang

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Polishing process has not been thoroughly understood. The current practice of determining parameter setting for polishing process is done by trial and error approach and subjective experience of polish experts. This may not lead to optimal parameter settings. In this paper, Taguchi method is proposed to determine optimal parameter setting for rough polishing of stainless steel. Experiments are designed using orthogonal arrays. The optimal setting is obtained through average level analysis. Confirmation experiment showed that the roughness is satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-309
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Optimal estimation
  • Optimal experiment design
  • Parameter optimization
  • Process control
  • Quality control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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