Dimensional accuracy of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene injection molded parts produced in a pilot production with an additively manufactured insert

Ali Davoudinejad (Speaker)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Description

Injection molding inserts manufactured additively by vat photopolymerization have become a serious option for significantly faster and more economical prototyping and pilot production due to technological progress and advancements in photopolymer materials in the recent years. 10 000 parts of a geometry including micro-features have been injection-molded in Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) with a single 20x20x2.5 mm^3 injection molding insert manufactured in a photopolymer composite material. This research investigates the dimensional accuracy of the injection molded parts as a function of inserts wearing and deformation with increasing shot number.
Period12 Dec 2017
Event title 33rd Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS33)
Event typeConference
LocationCancun, Mexico
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Soft tooling
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Injection molding