Hello – My name is David

I work at a Manufacturing Company in Canada.

I started my career with an apprenticeship, and worked through various positions including Machinist, Inspector, Tooling Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Supervisor, Project Engineer and Shop Manager.

While I was working, I was fortunate enough to be able to work for employers who helped me gain higher qualifications, including a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Systems. For this degree, I specialized in the application of Statistical Techniques – My thesis involved measuring rotor slots in a 27 feet long cylindrical rotor body, and I got into a complete mess with it.
The reason I got into a mess was because I thought I understood the impact of the measurement system on the slot machining process, based on my study of the standard Gage R&R texts – AIAG MSA etc.
I was completely baffled that gages that were supposed to be no good were working fine, and expensive gages that were supposed to be fantastic weren’t performing any better than cheaper, standard gages.
Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to develop a set of techniques that, I think, will help you avoid getting into the same mess that I did.

I built this site because I think that most people can be more successful with Measurement System Analysis if they are given the right explanations, and the right software tools – I hope it helps you.