Additive manufacturing for the production of inserts for micro injection moulding

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Abstract

The production of inserts for micro injection moulding using additive manufacturing technology has the potential to greatly improve the efficiency of pilot production and reduce overall time to market. In this work, Digital Light Processing (DLP) was used to produce micro injection moulding inserts with different types of geometric features. The dimensional accuracy of the mould inserts and workpieces as well as insert durability and mould wearing were investigated and statistically analysed. The mould developed clearly visible cracks but remained in one piece until the experiment ended after 50 shots.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Euspen's 15th International Conference & Exhibition
Number of pages2
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event15th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology - Universiteitshal, Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 1 Jun 20155 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference15th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
LocationUniversiteitshal
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period01/06/201505/06/2015

Keywords

  • Injection moulding
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Digital Light Processing

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Mischkot, M., Hansen, H. N., & Pedersen, D. B. (2015). Additive manufacturing for the production of inserts for micro injection moulding. In Proceedings of Euspen's 15th International Conference & Exhibition