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The effects of mould design towards the quality of integral hinges test samples in injection moulding simulation

Othman , Mohd Hilmi and Hasan, Sulaiman and Hassan, Z. (2013) The effects of mould design towards the quality of integral hinges test samples in injection moulding simulation. In: International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER2013), 1-3 July 2013, Kuantan, Pahang.

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Abstract

This project was conducted to analyze the effects of mould design towards the quality of thermoplastics integral hinges test samples, via simulation. It starts by preparing the Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawing for three types of mould designs. These drawings were then exported to Cadmould 3D-F, as the selected Computer Aided Equipment (CAE) simulation software. This software was used to identify the injection moulding defects and to define the best parameter setting to produce the samples. Three factors were chosen for design selection, which were runner size, gate location and number of cavity. The results show that the mould design with larger runner size (Test 1) can reduce several defects such as sink marks, weld-lines and air traps, as compared with the smaller runner size (Test 2). The best design is Design 1 with one cavity mould; because in terms of defects such as warpage, air traps and weld-lines, it has less value compared to others design. The best processing parameter was also obtained for this design. As for the conclusion, the findings of this project will be a good guidance in designing a mould that produced artefacts with integral hinges with minimum defects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mould design; injection moulding; integral hinges; simulation; quality
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 04:45
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:14
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4066
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