acceptable quality level


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acceptable quality level

[ak¦sep·tə·bəl ′kwäl·ə·dē ‚lev·əl]
(industrial engineering)
The maximum percentage of defects that has been determined tolerable as a process average for a sampling plan during inspection or test of a product with respect to economic and functional requirements of the item. Abbreviated AQL.
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As with any mass-produced product, these gloves typically are held to a manufacturer-determined acceptable quality level (AQL).
Acceptable Quality Level Puncture resistance: minimum 2.
The first is the notion of an acceptable quality level (AQL), and the other is often referred to as the "expected defect rate.
Note that the roadmap includes not only the performance elements of task, standards, and Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) but also the inspection/assessment elements of monitoring performance (the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan MASPI portion).
Assi underlined the importance of efforts to promote the slogan ''made in Syria'' and not allowing the exportation of any products that fall short of an acceptable quality level.
So, tolerance design becomes crucial in order to reduce manufacturing costs at acceptable quality level.
In some manufacturing schemes, post-print AOI is placed offline and shared by multiple lines, with inspection performed on an acceptable quality level (AQL) basis.
Key elements of the a PWS include a statement of the required services, where performance is to take place, the period of performance, measurable performance standards, and the acceptable quality level or allowable error rate (Defense Logistics Agency [DLA], 2004, pp.
Therefore, the acceptable quality level must truly represent the variation from the standards set in the contract that will meet the government's requirements.
The acceptable quality level (AQL) is the maximum percentage of nonconformance that, for purposes of sampling inspection, can be considered a satisfactory average.
A sampling scheme is employed with an acceptable quality level of 0.
Qwest consistently meets or exceeds the Networx contract's Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) metrics.

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