Publication Date

1999

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Motavalli, Saeid

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Industrial Engineering

LCSH

Injection molding of plastics||Group technology

Abstract

In this thesis a classification and coding system is developed for the injection molding industry. In developing this system for injection molding a new view of group technology has emerged. The old view of group technology saw the process as being derived from the product. In the new era of group technology, the product derives the tooling. Injection molding benefits from this new direction because injection molded products are formed in one process. Utilizing this new outlook, an eight step procedure for classification and coding is created. These steps lead the user to develop a code for new product groups that are being formed. To validate this procedure, real life data from industry is used to test the coding system. In doing so, it is shown that this new system impacts not just the engineering departments, but the company as a whole.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [93]-[94])

Extent

x, 92, [2] pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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