Quality Control

  • Wayne Ernest Brownell
Part of the Applied Mineralogy book series (MINERALOGY, volume 9)


Effective, organized quality control in any factory is partly philosophical and partly technical. The pressures on the superintendent to lower unit costs tend to cause relaxing of quality standards by expediting one or more of the process steps. It has been proven over and over again that it is foolish economy to increase production at the expense of quality. Supportive cooperation between production personnel and those of quality control can only be achieved when each has parallel responsibilities stemming from an overall plant manager who is responsible for the long-range,economic health of the company. Once the human relations are firmly established for the inclusion of a quality-control program, optimum profits result from reduced production losses, ware uniformity that facilitates automated production, and high-quality products that overcome customer complaints [1].


Barium Carbonate Sewer Pipe Optimum Profit Lower Unit Cost Plastic Strength 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne Ernest Brownell
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  1. 1.New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred UniversityAlfredUSA

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