Tag Archives: Patty and the Professor

The False Positive Paradox

Folks, Let’s check in on Patty… Patty was intensely preparing a lecture on Bayes’ Theorem. She always felt that this theorem was the most profound in probability and statistics. She remembered a real application, when her best friend took the … Continue reading

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Demonstrating Zero Defects In SMT Production?

Folks, let’s see how Patty is doing at Ivy U … Patty had to admit that she really liked being a professor at Ivy University. No, that wasn’t strong enough; she was ecstatic. The combination of the stimulating and collegial … Continue reading

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Comparing Two Wiebull Distributions

Folks, Let’s look at Patty’s last day of class … As she was driving north to teach her statistics class, Patty was sad to see her stint at Ivy U come to a close. She was even more nervous about … Continue reading

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Weibull Analysis at Ivy U

Folks, Let’s check in on how Patty is doing at Ivy U. Patty was nearing the end of her teaching stint at Ivy U. Only a few more classes remained. She had to admit that she was sad to see … Continue reading

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‘Patty’ in the Real World

Folks, Every year, the wonderful folks at PCM host a visit from my class on manufacturing processes and provide a real-world tour of an electronics assembly facility. Our relationship has resulted in the class producing a video on electronics assembly. … Continue reading

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An Example of Cpk and Non Normal Data In Electronics Assembly Soldering

Folks, Let’s see how Patty is doing after teaching her first class at Ivy U… Patty arrived at home after teaching her first class at Ivy U and she couldn’t contain her excitement. For the next couple of hours her … Continue reading

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Cpk Can Only be Calculated from Data that are Normally Distributed

Folks, Let’s look in on Patty…. Patty was really nervous. As a matter of fact, there was no time she remembered being this nervous. The cause of her nervousness? She was going to teach a series of classes at Ivy … Continue reading

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Is the PC Dead?

Folks, Let’s see how Patty is recovering from her conflict with Hal Lindsay. Patty saw a link on one of the daily industry newsletters that piqued her interest. It was titled, “A New Alloy for Medical Electronics Applications.” The paper … Continue reading

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Patty and the Professor: What Homogeneous Means

Folks, Let’s see how Patty and Pete are doing with their Medical Device RoHS Crisis …. Patty and Pete sat in a plane on the runway of the Manchester, NH, airport. Patty was just calming down after Jeff Sparkel  told … Continue reading

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‘Per Homogeneous Material’ Also Applies to Medical Devices Under RoHS

Folks, It’s been awhile, let’s see what Patty is up to…. Patty was in her office, finishing lunch and reading Golf Digest. She was happy to see Tiger Woods doing better, but a little disappointed he didn’t do well in … Continue reading

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