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Optimisation of processing condition using Taguchi Method on warpage for HDPE-clay composite

Ibrahim, Mohd Halim Irwan and Manaf, M. H. A. and Othman, Mohd Hilmi and Mustafa, N. and Masrol, Shaiful Rizal and Rafai, Noor Hakim (2014) Optimisation of processing condition using Taguchi Method on warpage for HDPE-clay composite. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 28-32. ISSN 1662-7482

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Abstract

Injection molding is one of the most important processes in manufacturing nowadays. Thus, attention must be given towards the optimization of the product defects. Parameters have been chosen by screening tests to improve the process quality. The main purpose of this study is to optimize the processing condition using Taguchi Method on shrinkage for HDPE-Clay specimen. The experiment starts by preparing the mixture between HDPE and clay. Then, screening test is conducted to obtain the parameters. The parameters are melt temperature, injection speed, injection pressure and cooling time. By using the array orthogonal L9 (34), signal to noise ratio and ANOVA were conducted. Based on the S / N ratio analysis, best combination can be produced for warpage (melt temperature: 190oC, injection speed: 40%, injection pressure: 30% and cooling time: 3 seconds). While for ANOVA, melt temperature is most significant with 60.28% for warpage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Taguchi Method; processing condition; warpage; HDPE Clay
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 08:15
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 08:15
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6447
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