Randy Kerkstra, Steve Brammer, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, Germany, 2018, 512 p., hardcover (incl. ebook), EUR 150.00, ISBN 978-1-56990-645-3, ebook, EUR 119.99, ISBN 978-1-56990-646-0
The goal of the Injection Molding Advanced Troubleshooting Guide is to provide tools and information that help address problems such as high scrap rates, excess down time, slow cycle times, customer rejections (both internal and external), processing around tooling issues, damage to moulds, defects that seem to show up out of nowhere, defects that keep reoccurring, “fixed” problems that keep coming back, or moulds that run fine in one machine but not in another.
Drawing on a wealth of hands-on experience from the authors, this highly practical troubleshooting guide is structured by type of problem/solution. Thus, it is a good reference to be consulted at the machine. Included is valuable information on robust process windows, cycle time evaluations, scrap savings, and runners/gates with no existing standard in the industry.
The book contains the following specific sections:
- Troubleshooting methodology and tools (chapters 1, 2)
- Focused discussion of key areas impacting troubleshooting including the mould, machine, material, and moulding process (chapters 3 – 14)
- In-depth alphabetical troubleshooting guide for various defects (chapters 15 – 47)