This handbook was written for the injection molding product designer who has a limited knowledge of engineering polymers. It is a guide for the designer to decide which resin and design geometries to use for the design of plastic parts. It can also offer knowledgeable advice for resin and machine selection and processing parameters. Manufacturer and end user satisfaction is the ultimate goal.
This third edition has been written to thoroughly update the coverage of injection molding in the World of Plastics. There have been changes, including extensive additions, to over 50% of the content of the second edition. Many examples are provided of processing different plastics and relating the results to critiCal factors, which range from product design to meeting performance requirements to reducing costs to zero-defect targets. Changes have not been made that concern what is basic to injection molding. However, more basic information has been added concerning present and future developments, resulting in the book being more useful for a long time to come. Detailed explanations and interpretation of individual subjects (more than 1500) are provided, using a total of 914 figures and 209 tables. Throughout the book there is extensive information on problems and solutions as well as extensive cross referencing on its many different subjects. This book represents the ENCYCLOPEDIA on IM, as is evident from its extensive and detailed text that follows from its lengthy Table of CONTENTS and INDEX with over 5200 entries. The worldwide industry encompasses many hundreds of useful plastic-related computer programs. This book lists these programs (ranging from operational training to product design to molding to marketing) and explains them briefly, but no program or series of programs can provide the details obtained and the extent of information contained in this single sourcebook.
The first book to shed light on the critical role the melt delivery system plays in successful injection molding has received a major update in its 3rd edition. This successful book will give you an immediate leg up by reducing mold commissioning times, increasing productivity, improving customer satisfaction, and achieving quality goals such as Six Sigma. How do you determine the optimum design of your runners and gates; what type of runner system (hot or cold variations) do you use for a specifi c application; how do you identify molding problems generated by the gate and runner vs. those stemming from other molding issues; what should you consider when selecting a gating location? The “Runner and Gate Design Handbook” will give you the means to get to the bottom of these issues as well as provide specifi c guidelines for process optimization and troubleshooting. Highlights among the numerous new updates include coverage and analyses of critical shear induced melt variations that are developed in the runners of all injection molds, expanded content on hot runners, and a new subchapter on injection molding process development.
This book provides design engineers, toolmakers, moulding technicians and production engineers with an in depth guide to the design and manufacture of mould tools that work successfully in production. It highlights the necessity to design a mould tool that allows overall production to make an acceptable profit, and whilst it is recognised that not all design engineers will be able to influence the profitability factor it is an important aspect to consider.The guide focuses on designs that will produce the required production rate and quality of mouldings in a consistent and reliable fashion; the key components of a successful mould tool. The introductory chapters outline the injection moulding process, basic moulding parameters and overall machine construction. Dedicated chapters give a full account of all the variables that should be taken into account.
|Author||: J.Y.H. Fuh,M. W. Fu,A.Y.C. Nee|
|Publisher||: CRC Press|
|Release Date||: 2004-08-02|
|ISBN 10||: 9780824753146|
|Pages||: 392 pages|
Examining processes that affect more than 70 percent of consumer products ranging from computers to medical devices and automobiles, this reference presents the latest research in automated plastic injection and die casting mold design and manufacture. It analyzes many industrial examples and methodologies while focusing on the algorithms, implementation procedures, and system architectures that will lead to a fully automated or semi-automated computer-aided injection mold design system (CADIMDS). This invaluable guide in this challenging area of precision engineering summarizes key findings and innovations from the authors' many years of research on intelligent mold design technologies.
This book provides a structured methodology and scientific basis for engineering injection molds. The topics are presented in a top-down manner, beginning with introductory definitions and the big picture before proceeding to layout and detailed design of molds. The book provides very pragmatic analysis with worked examples that can be readily adapted to real-world product design applications. It will help students and practitioners to understand the inner workings of injection molds and encourage them to think outside the box in developing innovative and highly functional mold designs. This new edition has been extensively revised with new content that includes more than 80 new and revised figures and tables, coverage of development strategy, 3D printing, in-mold sensors, and practical worksheets, as well as a completely new chapter on the mold commissioning process, part approval, and mold maintenance.
This book details the factors involved in the injection moulding process, from material properties and selection to troubleshooting faults, and includes the equipment types currently in use and machine settings for different types of plastics. Material flow is a critical parameter in moulding and there are sections covering rheology and viscosity. High temperature is also discussed as it can lead to poor quality mouldings due to material degradation.The text is supported by 74 tables, many of which list key properties and processing parameters, and 233 figures; there are also many photographs of machinery and mouldings to illustrate key points. Troubleshooting flow charts are also included to indicate what should be changed to resolve common problems.Injection moulding in the Western World is becoming increasingly competitive as the manufacturing base for many plastic materials has moved to the East. Thus, Western manufacturers have moved into more technically difficult products and mouldings to provide enhanced added value and maintain market share. Technology is becoming more critical, together with innovation and quality control. There is a chapter on advanced processing in injection moulding covering multimaterial and assisted moulding technologies. This guide will help develop good technical skills and appropriate processing techniques for the range of plastics and products in the marketplace.Every injection moulder will find useful information in this text, in addition, this book will be of use to experts looking to fill gaps in their knowledge base as well as those new to the industry.ARBURG has been manufacturing injection moulding machines since 1954 and is one of the major global players. The company prides itself on the support offered to clients, which is exemplified in its training courses. This book is based on some of the training material and hence is based on years of experience.
|Author||: Paul Tran|
|Publisher||: SDC Publications|
|ISBN 10||: 1630573019|
|Pages||: 262 pages|
The Complete Guide to Mold Making with SOLIDWORKS 2020 is a quick paced book written to provide experienced SOLIDWORKS users with in-depth knowledge of the mold tools provided by SOLIDWORKS. Throughout this book you will learn the procedures necessary for using these tools to create and analyze effective mold designs. Utilizing step-by-step instructions, each chapter of this book will guide you through different tasks, from designing or repairing a mold, to developing complex parting lines; from making a core in the part mode to advancing through more complex tasks in the assembly mode. Throughout this book you will be introduced to using surfacing tools to repair models and prepare them for the mold making process. Towards the end of this book, you will learn how to work with SOLIDWORKS Plastics and Flow Simulation to simulate the way melted plastics flow during the injection molding process. You will also learn to analyze the thick-thin wall regions to predict defects on plastic parts and molds. Learning how to analyze plastic parts for errors and correct them early in the design stage is a valuable skill, which can save a significant amount of time throughout the span of the entire design process. Every project in this book is based on real world products. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into simple, comprehensible steps. Furthermore, every mold design is explained very clearly in short chapters, ranging from 15 to 25 pages. Each step comes with the exact screen shot to help you understand the main concept of the design. Learn the mold designs at your own pace, as you progress from simple core and cavity creation to more complex mold design challenges. This book will also teach you to use various surfacing tools such as: Ruled Surface Planar Surface Knit Surface Filled Surface Extend Surface Trim Surface Lofted Surface Who This Book Is For This book is for users already familiar with SOLIDWORKS who want to expand their knowledge of mold design. To get the most out of this mold design book, it is strongly recommended that you have completed all the lessons in the SOLIDWORKS Advanced Techniques book or have comparable knowledge. More CAD literate individuals, who want to expand their knowledge of the different features that SOLIDWORKS 2020 has to offer, will also find this book to be a great resource.
Injection moulding is one of the most important methods of manufacturing plastics products. Through the development of sophisticated micro processor control systems, the modern injection moulding machine is capable of producing precision mouldings with close tolerances in large numbers and with excellent reproducibility. This capability, however, is often limited by the lack of a proper appreciation of mould design. The mould, or tool as it is often called, is at the heart of the injection moulding process. Its basic function is to accept the plastic melt from the injection unit and cool it to the desired shape prior to ejection. It is not, however, simply a matter of the mould having an impression of the shape to be moulded. Many other factors have to be taken into account - for example, the ability to fill the mould impression properly and efficiently without inducing weaknesses in the moulding and the efficient cooling of the moulding in order to maximise production rates without diminishing the quality of the moulding. In addition, the type of mould, gate and runner system, and ejection system which will best meet the needs of a particular job specification have to be determined. In our experience lack of attention to such factors leads to the mould limiting the ability of the injection moulding machine and preventing the process as a whole from achieving its true potential.
"Plastics Injection Molding: Scientific Molding, Recommendations, and Best Practices" is a user-friendly reference book and training tool, with all the essentials to understand injection molding of plastics. It is a practical guide to refining and controlling the process, increasing robustness and consistency, increasing productivity and profitability, and reducing costs. This book contains structured information on process definitions and parameters, optimization methods, key points, interpretation of data sheets, among other useful recommendations regarding both technology and design. It also provides analysis of process deviation, defects, incidents, etc. as well as a section dedicated to material selection and comparison. Includes a bonus of downloadable Excel spreadsheets for application to scientific molding, process analysis, and optimization. This book is aimed at injection molding technicians, process engineers, quality engineers, mold designers, part designers, simulation engineers, team leaders, plant managers, and those responsible for purchasing plastic materials. Contents: -Plastics -Material selection -Injection: machines and processes -Scientific molding -Failure Analysis -Reference material
The goal of the book is to assist the designer in the development of parts that are functional, reliable, manufacturable, and aesthetically pleasing. Since injection molding is the most widely used manufacturing process for the production of plastic parts, a full understanding of the integrated design process presented is essential to achieving economic and functional design goals. Features over 425 drawings and photographs. Contents: Introduction to Materials. Manufacturing Considerations for Injection Molded Parts. The Design Process and Material Selection. Structural Design Considerations. Prototyping and Experimental Stress Analysis. Assembly of Injection Molded Plastic Parts. Conversion Constants.
|Author||: Gerardus Blokdyk|
|Release Date||: 2018-01-06|
|ISBN 10||: 9781489138484|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
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