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Development of a Technique to Simulate the Injection Molding of Metallic-Powder-Filled Polymers

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Apart from subtractive machining technologies, additive and net-shape replication technologies are being developed and hybrid technologies appear. In particular, PIM (MIM, CIM) technologies, which belong to both powder metallurgy and casting, have been formed. As in other hi-tech production processes, the mathematical simulation of injection molding process is widely used in PIM technology to produce high-quality products, to estimate design and technical solutions, and to avoid the expensive trial-and-error method.

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Semenov, A.B., Kutsbakh, A.A., Muranov, A.N. et al. Development of a Technique to Simulate the Injection Molding of Metallic-Powder-Filled Polymers. Russ. Metall. 2019, 1351–1356 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0036029519130330

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Keywords:

  • thixotropy
  • materials with thixotropic properties
  • polymer–powder compositions
  • PIM technology
  • injection casting
  • suspension flow
  • numerical simulation