• Program: Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Design of Experiments (DOE) for Injection Molding
  • Course #: PLST2150
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is intended to introduce the student to the Design of Experiments. Content includes an overview of how to develop an experiment by explaining common terminology and exploring various DOE techniques, all in an injection molding environment. This course utilizes DOE Wisdom Jr. software, which helps you properly layout the experiments. The book, Design of Experiments for Injection Molding will further enhance your understanding of DOEs. This course also utilizes an interactive training program using CD-ROM based software.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explain the four plastics variables
Examine the intensification ratio
Figure out cavity pressure
Explain fountain flow
Explain shear heating
Chart gate sealing time
Calculate pressure loss
Examine velocity linearity
Analyze process diagrams
Figure out what a factor is
Figure out what a response is
Differentiate between constant and control factors
Examine the full factorial DOE design
Examine the fractional factorial design
Characterize a steady state condition
Figure out what an interaction is
Identify ANOM
Identify ANOVA
Determine how to optimize more than one response
Utilize DOE software
Figure out how to start a new project
Discover how DOE can help with Six Sigma

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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