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Using Central Composite Design for Process Optimization

Design of Experiments (DOE) is a set of techniques that revolve around the study of the influence of different variables on the outcome of a controlled experiment. Generally, it involves identifying the independent variables or factors that affect the product or process, and then studying their effects on a dependent variable or response. In this article, we will give an example on how to use Central Composite Designs in DOE++ to determine the settings of factors that would result in the optimum value of the response.


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Redesigned ARS Website

Check out the fresh new look of the International Applied Reliability Symposium (ARS) website. We've redesigned the website to make all the important information and deadlines for both attendees and presenters more easily available. Visit us at


Call for Presenters - ARS, India

The ARS committee is currently soliciting presenters for the 2013 ARS, India, which will be held in Pune, India on September 25-27, 2013. The presentation proposal deadline is May 30th. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please review the detailed instructions posted at


Announcing the ASQ CRE Exam

Once again, the ARS committee has partnered with ASQ to bring the Certified Reliability Engineer Exam to the 2013 ARS, North America conference in Minneapolis, MN. The exam will be offered on June 4, 2013 and the application deadline is May 3rd. If interested, please register with ASQ via their secure website at

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