Calculation of Shrinkage Rate for Injection Molding Based on Moldflow

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 196)


During the process of injection molding, shrinkage rate varies on plastic type, product structure, processing parameter, flow gate size and location. Traditional shrinkage rate estimated from mold designer’s experience makes it quite difficult to meet the accuracy requirements on products, especially in terms of big size items like automotive interior and exterior. This paper introduces the accurate calculation of shrinkage rate for injection molding by computer simulation via MOLDFLOW software, and researches the factors influencing shrinkage rate, which holds guiding significance on improving the pass rate of big size injection molded items.


MOLDFLOW Shrinkage rate Mold design Injection molding Computer simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Polymer Product Performance DevelopmentChangan Automobile Global R&D CenterChongQingPeople’s Republic of China

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