In this fifth lesson of this section, we will continue to apply the DOE theories from the first two lessons to real world examples of molded parts. As molded parts become more complex, the number of control factors and process parameters that impact part dimensional quality increases. This lesson focuses on a collection box with a living hinge and an over-molded electrical board part. A solid DOE strategy can be applied in similar manner to simple and complex molded parts.
In this lesson you will learn: how a DOE strategy can be utilized to determine the optimal process for achieving a flatness tolerance; how to apply a DOE strategy when material characteristics impact part moldability; and the importance of utilizing DOE when molding complex parts to minimize molding trial runs without compromising part quality.