AS13003 Measurement System Analysis (MSA) Requirements for Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality

AS 13003:2015 stipulates requirements to establish an acceptable measurement system (for variable and attribute features) for use on aerospace engines parts and assemblies.  Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) is used to evaluate and improve measurement systems in the workplace because it evaluates the test method, measuring instruments, and the process of acquiring measurements. The Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Strategy Group published AS13003 to define the minimum requirements for conducting MSA for variable attribute assessment on characteristics as defined on the drawing specification. This standard also defines the minimum acceptance limits for MSA.

This two-day course will provide common requirements for applying appropriate measurements system analysis tools; the acceptance criteria to be applied; as well as a guidance on the efficiency of the application (read across) and mitigation strategies for non-capable measurement systems. This seminar begins with an MSA overview, a review of the requirements and considerations, and it will include case studies.

What Will You Learn

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Identify the key elements of MSA
  • Explain what may contribute to measurement variation
  • Define the MSA requirements and applicability
  • Recognize terminology and concepts including bias, variation, normal distribution, linearity, stability, repeatability and reproducibility
  • Identify measures of variation (mean, standard deviation and variance)
  • Explain elements to consider when conducting MSA
  • Record information on an audit checklist for MSA
  • Recall information from case studies

Is This Course For You

This course is intended for personnel developing, qualifying and implementing the essential requirements to establish an acceptable MSA (for variable and attribute features) program for use on aero engine parts and assemblies.

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  • Introduction
    • Scope & purpose of the AS13003 Standard
    • Applicability
    • Types of data
  • Attribute data
  • Variable data
    • Overview of Measurement system analysis (MSA)
    • Organization and competence requirements
    • Quality System
  • Measurement system analysis requirements
    • Pre-requisites
    • Considerations
    • Minimum requirements
  • MSA elements
    • Design factors
    • Analysis of results
    • Mitigation strategies for failed results
    • Environmental factors
    • Use of red across results in MSA
  • MSA process flow
    • MSA process flow
    • Appropriate gage selection
    • Variation analysis
    • Analyze results and take action
  • Audit checklist for MSA
  • MSA case studies
    • First case study
    • Second case study
    • Third case study
    • Fourth case study
    • Fifth case study