In-Mold Decoration (IMD) is an efficient, durable and cost effective technique for printing, painting, and forming plastic decorations. However, a large number of parameters involved IMD manufacturing processes and the complex relationship between these parameters make the determination of the optimal parameter setting a challenging task. This paper proposes a systematic framework integrating Response Surface Methodology (RSM) and logistic regression to improve the yield of IMD manufacturing process. The integrated framework becomes easy to identify the optimal parameter setting,saving a great deal of time and money in the manufacturing process. On the empirical study in collaboration with Yomura, the proposed framework shows the significant result from 10% to 87.5% validating the viability of the proposed framework in real setting.
(Key words: IMD, In-Mold Decoration, Parameter Optimization, RSM, Response Surface Methodology, Logistic Regression)
Expert Analytical System
Yomura Technologies employs state-of-the-art technologies to select materials, validate component designs, develop tool designs and optimize its processes, ensuring that innovative concepts are achievable at the lowest cost of production.
(Keywords: Moldex3D, Moldflow, PowerMill Pro, CAD system)