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Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on optimization of response out puts for injection moulded components.
The SDG in focus are:
#4 & #12

Learning outcomes

On the completion of the study unit:
You understand the principles of injection moulding and other polymer processing technologies. (Knowledge)
You understand the influences of processing parameters on components (Knowledge)
You will model and analyses process parameters using simulation on computational methods (Skill)
You optimize process parameters by designing experiments (DOE) (Skill).
You will value the role of experimental designs on efficiencies of process parameters (Attitude)

Course contents

- Polymer processing methods (Injection moulding) typical quality aspects
- Injection moulding polymer processing parameters
- Design of Experiments (DoE)
- Working with Taguchi Orthogonal array
- Injection process parameter optimization

Prerequisites and co-requisites

PM-2-034 (0) - Manufacturing and Processing, MP-2-051 (0) - Fluid Mechanics

Study activities

  • Lectures - 35 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 45 hours
  • Practical exercises - 35 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

Weekly Exercises up to 40 %
Course project 60 %

In order to pass the course, students must:
1.Score greater than or equal to 50 % of the assessment evaluation
2. Submit required deliverables.
The grading scale is based on the Arcada's grading system.


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