COMPARISON OF METHODOLOGIES FOR IDENTIFICATION OF PROCESS PARAMETERS AFFECTING GEOMETRIC DEVIATIONS IN PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING OF HOUSING USING TAGUCHI METHOD
Keywords:housing, shrinkage, warpage, deviation, Taguchi method, simulation, real experiment
This paper examines parameters that could influence geometric part deviation (shrinkage and warpage) of the Housing (Cycoloy, PC/ABS, Grade C2800) produced by plastic injection molding. Five parameters (temperature of molded plastic, injection time, cooling time, holding pressure, holding pressure time). Influence of the parameters is compared by simulation and real experiment with the results measured at five points. Taguchi's orthogonal array method is used.The simulation leads to unreliable results, with too many parameters influencing geometric deviation. Factor that has major influence is holding pressure time (HPT). The real experiment identifies holding pressure (HP) as a parameter with major influence. For further examination, the real experimentation is recommended, whenever it is possible.