A designed experiment is a series of runs, or tests, in which you purposefully make changes to input variables at the same time and observe the responses.

In industry, designed experiments can be used to systematically investigate the process or product variables that affect product quality. After you identify the process conditions and product components that affect product quality, you can direct improvement efforts to enhance a product's manufacturability, reliability, quality, and field performance.

Use the DOE Planning form to set up and plan experiments using two basic types of DOEs.
General full-factorial experiments
Factors can have any number of levels. A general full-factorial experiment is always a full-factorial design.
Two-level (also called 2k) factorial experiments
Every factor has exactly two levels. A 2k factorial experiment is either a full-factorial or fractional-factorial.

For more information on available designs, go to Minitab Help: Factorial and fractional factorial designs.

To add output from a DOE planning worksheet, go to Add and complete a form.

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