Empowered Processing

Suhas Kulkarni

Suhas Kulkarni


The Key to a Robust Molding Process: A Wide Cosmetic Process Window


Every molding company strives to achieve zero defects with the least amount of inspection to improve the overall efficiency and profitability. To achieve this, technicians are constantly adjusting processes and tweaking them which is an indication of a process that is not robust. One of the key identifiers of a robust process is the Cosmetic Process Window. The talk will focus on the definition of a Cosmetic Process Window, the benefits of extent of the window, the parameters to be selected and how it is determines the process robustness and process capability. The concept of the Dimensional Process Window will be introduced.

About the Speaker

Suhas Kulkarni is the president of FIMMTECH Inc., a firm that specializes in services and training related to Plastic Injection Molding. Suhas earned his Masters in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a Bachelors in Polymer Engineering from the University of Poona, India. He has 28 years of experience as a process engineer. He is the author of the top selling book ‘Robust Process Development and Scientific Molding’ published by Hanser Publications, now in its second edition. He also a contract faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He is also the author of several papers and articles.

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