Effect of micro injection molding parameters on cavity pressure and temperature assisted by Taguchi method
Keywords:Micro-injection molding, Cavity pressure, Cavity Temperature, Process parameters, Taguchi design
The injection molding process is one of the most efficient processes where mass production through automation is feasible and products with complex geometry at low cost are easily attained. In this study, an experimental work is performed on the effect of injection molding parameters on the polymer pressure and temperature inside the mold cavity. Different process parameters of the injection molding are considered during the experimental work including packing pressure, packing time, injection pressure, mold temperature, and melt temperature. The cavity pressure is measured with time by using Kistler pressure sensor at different injection molding cycles. The results show the packing pressure is significant factor of affecting the maximum of diverse spline cavity pressure. The mold temperature is significant factor of affecting the maximum cavity temperature. The results obtained specify well the developing of the cavity pressure and temperature inside the mold cavity during the injection molding cycles.