Design of Experiments (DOE) for Plastic Molding Processes—4 days

  • Workshop with process simulations to demonstrate the nature of process challenges
  • How to design and analyze factorial DOEs for process optimization
  • 2-level factorial designs
  • Fractional factorial designs
  • Response surface methods for achieving true optimization
  • Three workshops with process simulations for practicing design and analysis of factorial DOEs

Effective Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Plastic Molding Processes—4 days

  • Recognizing the challenge of plastics molding in statistical terms
  • Strategy against variation in molding processes
  • How to recognize if the process changed with the help of statistics
  • Intro to SPC tools including histograms, Pareto charts, scatter diagrams, DOE, and control charting
  • Control charting plastic molding processes—selection, design and interpretation
  • Process control tools for the special challenges of plastics molding
  • Workshop with actual or simulated production data
  • Management's role and performance measurement