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Plastics: Extrusion Blow Molding: Problems and Solutions

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58 to 116 minutes
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Standard Definition
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IE Desktop
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MasteryNet Player
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Quiz Questions
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A. Routsis
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The final training program in the three-part Extrusion Blow Molding series focuses on possible problems and solutions to each problem. The training series was developed with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Topics cover a wide range of extrusion blow molding information and common procedures.

Program 3 identifies troubleshooting procedures to follow. Trainees learn about parts defects; scrap, regrind, and rework; preventive and corrective actions to take; and product tracking.

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  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

Anyone working with or going to work with Extrusion Blow Molding.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Troubleshooting
  • Brainstorming
  • Equipment Faults
  • Material Issues
  • Process and Environment
  • Identifying Problems
  • Part Defects
  • Smells and Sounds
  • Preventive and Corrective Actions
  • Operator Preventive Actions
  • Operator Corrective Actions
  • Problem Solving Teams
  • Part Handling
  • Scrap, Regrind & Rework
  • Product Tracking
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Define the best troubleshooting procedure.
  • Use the best approach is when brainstorming.
  • Know how to best determine the cause of product defects.
  • Know how to ensure that that feeders, blenders and material ratios are correct.
  • Agree that any change to the equipment can cause one or more changes in the product.
  • Agree that catching small problems before they become big problems is important.
  • Identify common part defects.
  • Know how to best identify and deal with uncommon smells and sounds.
  • Know how to properly categorize and perform preventive and corrective actions.
  • State possible preventive actions that an operator could take.
  • State possible corrective actions that an operator could take.
  • Know how to best handle problems that occur within a given facility.
  • List what is required for a given product to meet the set requirements.
  • Be aware that customers require parts manufacturing information.

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