Beyond ‘tribal knowledge’ molding

Molding process “tribal knowledge” garnered from years of shared trial-and-error experience allows molders to make acceptable molded parts based on settings that have usually worked in the past for similar part geometries and materials.

But for high-precision production molding, we really need to know that our process parameters are not just good enough, but optimal.

Molding DOE (Design of Experiments) allows us to quickly narrow down the critical parameters and then create experiments to fine-tune ideal settings at the machine.

Read more at Scientific Process Development: Beyond Tribal Knowledge Molding.