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Anglo-Chinese School Class: Sec 1………… Date: ........................


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A Methodist Institution
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DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE

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Sec 1 Express Physics Module 1 Test 1

You are a senior Quality Control engineer of a major Taiwan based smartphone maker,
HGC Mobile. To reduce running costs, your company has decided to shift their Singapore
manufacturing operations to Myanmar. All the production operators in the Singapore
factory will be retrenched. Some of the Taiwanese managers will be relocated back to the
Taiwan office. You will also be relocated to Myanmar and promoted to the post of Chief
Quality Control Manager.

For each smartphone that is manufactured by the factory, the following measurements
needs to be verified before it is packed and ready for shipping to customer:-

- Size of box (30 cm x 25 cm x 20 cm)


- Thickness of microchip (2.3 mm)
- Time elapsed between the camera button being pressed to the launch of the
camera application (1.8 s)

The region where the factory is to be set up is in a rural area and it may be challenging to
recruit skilled labour. As the Chief Quality Control Manager in Myanmar, you are required
to produce a Quality Control Plan for the Myanmar factory in English. Your Quality
Control Plan should include the following:-
a) Proposed instruments to be purchased in factory.
b) Instructions on usage of each instrument (include a diagram if necessary).
c) Tips to help the user minimize errors in measurement.

A 3-page template (page 2-4) of the Quality Control Plan has been prepared for you.
Complete this template and submit your proposal in 45 mins.
You may make reference to a supplier’s 2-page catalogue of instruments made available
to you in the appendix (page 5-6).

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1. Quality Control Plan for:
Size of box (30 cm x 25 cm x 20 cm)

a) Proposed instrument to be purchased in factory [1]

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b) Instructions on usage of instrument [2]

c) Instructions on minimizing measurement error. [2]

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2. Quality Control Plan for:
Thickness of microchip (2.3 mm)

a) Proposed instrument to be purchased in factory [1]

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b) Instructions on usage of instrument [2]

c) Instructions on minimizing measurement error. [2]

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3. Quality Control Plan for:
Time elapsed between the camera button being pressed to the launch of the camera
application (1.8 s)

a) Proposed instrument to be purchased in factory [1]

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b) Instructions on usage of instrument [2]

c) Instructions on minimizing measurement error. [2]

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Appendix (Catalogue 1 of 2)

Tape Measure Callipers

Micrometer Screw Gauge

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Appendix (Catalogue 2 of 2)

Measuring cylinder
Stopwatch

Metre Rule

Vernier Callipers

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