Fall Conference 2019 Session 7: Tuning-Up the Process
Session 7: Tuning-Up the Process
Process improvement is often overlooked but plays a vital role in enhancing a print process. There are many different process improvement methodologies used in manufacturing today. Throughout the entirety of the conference print project, we utilized FIRST methodology; in doing so, we have generated a large amount of usable data.
We will take a look at several process improvement methodologies specific to flexography and put one to the test by taking a deep dive into that data and determining what could have been done differently to add value to the process.
Leveraging Data to Optimize Process Performance
Dan Uress, Colorware USA Inc
A wealth of information is captured with each spectrophotometric measurement. Primarily we use this information in our process control procedure, but it also has great value when aggregated together and analyzed over multiple pressruns. Dive into the data captured during the project’s printing to understand how it helped control production and provided insight to potential process improvement. We’ll discuss the measured results of the pressrun, demonstrate how the data helped tune the press during production and show how the whole set of measurements can be used for process improvement on future jobs.
Optimal, Consistent and Productive: Tuning-Up the Process
Ann Michaud, 3M
Optimizing the print result is a critical step in the process and achieving that print result consistently in production, day after day, is where the rubber hits the road. Using mounting tape as an example, see an exploration of a total process approach to delivering optimal, consistent and productive results.
All Fall Conference 2019 Sessions