A TRIZ-Based Systematic Problem Solving Approach for Heat Treatment Processes for Screw Manufacturing – A Case Study of Oil Mist Purifying Equipment

Authors

  • Terry Shih-Chuan Cheng Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Jo-Peng Tsai Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Far East University, Taiwan
  • Rong-Shean Lee Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6977/IJoSI.201512_3(4).0001

Abstract

The screw manufacturing industry is an important industry for Taiwan. However, as the costs of processing pollutants increases, further study is required. This paper uses a TRIZ-based systematic approach and demonstrates a series of TRIZ tools for problem solving. In fact, TRIZ includes many tools and it is very useful as researchers can use diverse methods combining many tools to solve problems with different approaches. In this paper, we focus on a systematic approach consisting of some TRIZ tools such as problem definition, function analysis, cause and effect chain analysis, effects database along with Pugh’s Matrix to solve the targeted problem and to evaluate the possible solutions. A TRIZ-based systematic approach for problem solving is demonstrated using a case study of suggestions to improve oil mist purifying equipment. The procedures proposed can be used as general problem solving procedures. Therefore, it contributes a feasible reference method for improving manufacturing process or equipment in screw industry or other industries.

Author Biographies

Terry Shih-Chuan Cheng, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Terry Shih-Chuan Cheng is a doctoral student at the Mechanical Engineering Department of  National Cheng Kung University. He has 14 years of work experience in the screw manufacturing industry. Terry received his master degree in Molding and Dies engineering, majoring in the fastener manufacturing, from National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences in Taiwan. He is currently an engineer at the research and development department. His areas of interests include Systematic Innovation, TRIZ, Design & Manufacturing Management, Screw Manufacturing and Process Development.

Jo-Peng Tsai, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Far East University, Taiwan

Jo-Peng Tsai is a  Professor at Far East University in Taiwan. He has also had industrial working experience at Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology. He received his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University and is currently a doctoral student at the Information Management Department of National Sun Yat-Sen University. He has two master degrees, one in Mechanical Engineering and one in Information Management. He also holds a B.S.M.E. degree from National Taiwan University. His interests include Systematic Innovation, Green Product Design, Development and Evaluation of VR System, and Collaboration Engineering.

Rong-Shean Lee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Rong-Shean Lee is a Distinguished Professor at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Lee received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from University of Leeds, U.K. He is currently the Associate Director of the Engineering Technology Promotion Center of National Science Council. His areas of interests include Metal Forming System, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Applied Plasticity and Intelligent Manufacturing

Published

2016-02-18