PLST2150 Design of Experiments (DOE) for Injection Molding

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.




MATH1050 or MATH1060 and METS1050

Course Requirements and 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.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes 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

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details