MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 353, 20214th International Conference on Advances in Materials, Machinery, Electronics (AMME 2021)
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|Published online||20 December 2021|
Six Sigma application for quality improvement of the hot press in process
Institute of Management, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin, China
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Six Sigma is a systematic improvement method, a management approach designed to continuously improve corporate business processes and achieve customer requirement. This paper presents a case study conducted at a cell phone manufacturing company that intended to use the DMAIC method to carry out a structured approach to Six Sigma projects with fewer defective units generated by the cell phone hot press in process. In this process, Boss cracking and torque force failure led to high scrap costs and line downtime, which ultimately affected the supply of the assembly line. To this end, the Six Sigma approach was applied starting with the problem being defined, measured, and exhaustively analyzed to determine the root cause: poor injection molding structure, metal insert not perpendicular to the hole, improperly set molding machine parameters, and core/cavity dimension variation. A series of improvement measures addressing these factors increased the quality level of the process by improving the mold design to increase venting, optimizing the product structure to add the guide chamfer, and developing a standardized molding parameter setup procedure. Methods to maintain process control were also identified and implemented. The use of several quality tools and the use of Six Sigma methods also made the process more consistent.
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