Paper Title:

External Setup in SMED Improvement in an Injection Molding Manufacturing Company

Periodical Applied Mechanics and Materials (Volumes 229 - 231)
Main Theme Mechanical and Electrical Technology IV
Chapter Chapter 9: Manufacturing Processes and Technologies
Edited by Mohamed Othman
Pages 2551-2555
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Low Shye Nee et al., 2012, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 229-231, 2551
Online since November 2012
Authors Low Shye Nee, Chong Siu Hou, Sim Hui Yee, Solehhudin Razalli, Shahrul Kamaruddin
Keywords External Setup Improvement, PFMEA, SMED
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The purpose of the paper is to determine the applicability of external setup preparation activities of Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) in reducing setup time. Improving the external setup preparation of SMED leads a better and effective working performance. To improve the effectiveness of the external setup in SMED, it is concerned particularly with changing the internal activities into external activities and improving the current external activities. The process failure mode and effect analysis (PFMEA) adopted to analyze the problem faced of external set up process.The verification of the methods is done by an application a plastic injection molding manufacturing process where setup times are critical for time reduction.