Characterization and Optimization of Tool Design of an Injection Molded Part Through Mold-Flow Analysis Conference paper First Online: 14 January 2020
Part of the
Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies
book series (LNDECT, volume 37) Abstract
Engineering polymers have wide applications in automobile parts and its accessories are mostly produced by injection molding technique that gives good dimensional quality, durability, molding quality, and finishes. The challenging issue in injection molded products is to maintain the quality of the product in terms of dimensions, molding quality, finishes, etc. This depends on the part design, tool design, mold quality, injection molding process parameters, polymer material characteristics, etc. Experimental verification has been done with tool design, subsequently repeated number of analyses made through ‘Mold-flow Plastic Part Advisor’ to get optimized tool design considering all the injection molding process parameters. Finally, the mold is manufactured taking inputs from ‘Mold-flow Plastic Part Advisor’ and injection molded components were produced that improved the quality of the product, reduces cycle time. Thus reduces the cost of the product and the process.
Keywords Tool design Injection mold Injection molding process Mold-flow plastic advisor References
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