Archive for May, 2009

May 01 2009

RAISING THE BAR

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We all want to do a good job.  After all thats what we get paid for. But in manufacturing (specifically the plastics business); theres a tendency to do too much of a good job. Continue Reading »

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May 01 2009

EJECTION TEMPERATURE EXPLAINED

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Probably the least understood/explained portion of the molding cycle is cooling.  The general consensus for when to eject is “when it’s cool enough”. In academia this has been classified as the Hit or Miss Philosophy of ejection. Naturally this phrase is WIDELY open to interpretation and therefore the schools of higher education have probably written copious grant proposals to discover the true meaning of the phrase.  So far, funding has not been forthcoming. Continue Reading »

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May 01 2009

MASTER GAUGING

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When if comes to Quality we hear much chanting from the Black Belt, 12 Sigma, 5S, Quality Ninjas.  They are really big on measuring and analyzing the Holy Grail of data.  But what they appear to miss is the definition of an acceptable good part. Continue Reading »

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