POLYMERS – RESINS – PROCESSING

REPORTED PROBLEM

For reasons unknown to the customer company, about 60% of elements manufactured in the production process manifested a defect, required to be mechanically corrected, what generated costs, used up human resources and reduced production efficiency to a significant extent.

ACTIONS

We analysed the process and defined the area where an uncontrolled production deformation had taken place at the moulding stage. We suggested to introduce corrective actions in the process and to monitor effects of introduced changes. This way, a cause for product deformation in the production process was determined.

EFFECT

  • A month later, the defective product ratio amounted to zero
  • The production line was upgraded by altering production
  • We developed and suggested procedures to prevent any similar events in the future, provided that such procedures would be complied with strictly and without exceptions