Scientific molding has been around for several decades, and yet plastics processors continue to fail in properly implementing it. Garrett MacKenzie, who has more than 30 years of plastics processing, engineering and development under his belt, will present a free webinar on Sept. 4, 2019, detailing 15 reasons why companies fail at scientific molding.
The days of molding by time and pressure have given way to molding by position, peak pressure and process repeatability, explains MacKenzie. “Plastic injection as an 'art' gave way to plastics processing as a science of repeatability and standardization. Scientific molding is a series of steps that first establish a solid repeatable process, which is then validated,” he notes.
This free 60-minute webinar, hosted by PlasticsToday, will identify the procedures that must be followed to ensure process consistency and standardization. It will also identify specific risks and failures that many companies claiming to be scientific molding operations take trying to meet customer demand. The presentation will be followed with a Q&A session, during which MacKenzie will answer any questions attendees may have.
Takeaways from the webinar will include:
- How process standardization leads to plant profits
- How process changes adversely affect process control
- The value of historical data: Controls and their use in troubleshooting
- Marrying auxiliaries versus moving equipment press to press
- How upper and lower control limits identify press problems
The webinar is free but you must register to attend. If you are unable to attend the live webinar on Sept. 4, 2019, at 11 AM Pacific Standard Time, no worries: It will be available on demand shortly after the live presentation, but you will need to register.
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