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      PAN TUBE MEETING


Date: August 14, 2003

ATTENDING: Scott, David, John, Joe, Perry, Jerry


1.IDENTIFY:
Cracked parts at customer

2.EXPLOIT:

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
  1. Solder on broken part?
  2. Rough handling?
  3. Process parameters?
  4. Part design?
  5. Radii at base of tube instead of chamfer?
  6. Alloy?
  7. Insufficient draft?
  8. Parts cracked at machining?

POSSIBLE CURES (ACTION ITEMS):
CAUSE #1 - ACTION ITEMS
*Increase gate to reduce gate velocity. (done on 7-10-2003)
*Reduce shot speed if possible. (JB)


CAUSE #2 - ACTION ITEMS
*Customer to investigate their shipping methods (Customer)


CAUSE #3 - ACTION ITEMS
*Investigate all parameters of the process. (special emphasis on dwell time and shot speed) (JB)


CAUSE #4 AND #5 - ACTION ITEMS
*Request chamfer in lieu of radii. (TP)


CAUSE #6 - ACTION ITEMS
*Send two parts to material vendor to verify alloy. (DP)


CAUSE #7 - ACTION ITEMS
*Measure draft on center core. (DP)


CAUSE #8 - ACTION ITEMS
*Look for cracks at machining on next run. (PC)



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