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This article describes how design can unfavorably affect product quality. It provides information on total quality management philosophy and summarizes the principles of quality management. The article discusses various methods for evaluating a product design for quality. It presents design guidelines that are intended to provide products with a potential for higher levels of quality.

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James G. Bralla, Design for Quality, Materials Selection and Design, Vol 20, ASM Handbook, Edited By George E. Dieter, ASM International, 1997, p 104–109,

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