Assessment of sub-mm features replication capability in injection moulding using a multi-cavity tool produced by additive manufacturing

Ali Davoudinejad, Alessandro Charalambis, Guido Tosello, Yang Zhang, Matteo Calaon, David Bue Pedersen, Hand Nørgaard Hansen

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Abstract

This research investigates the effect of injection moulding process parameters on photopolymer mould inserts produced with the Digital Light Processing (DLP) additive manufacturing (AM) method. The main motivation of applying AM to produce mould inserts, is the potential of reducing lead time and manufacturing cost, as well as achieving a more flexible manufacturing method in case of non-mass produced products such as prototypes. In this research moulds inserts of 20 x 20 x 2.7 mm with mould cavities as small as 5 x 4 mm in dimensions are tested. The parts are analyzed and evaluated by the measurements of different features and the influence of the IM process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
EditorsD. Billington, R. K. Leach, D. Phillips, O. Riemer, E. Savio
PublisherThe European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
Publication date2018
Pages383-384
ISBN (Electronic)9780995775121
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event18th International Conference of the european Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen 18) - Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 Jun 20188 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference18th International Conference of the european Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen 18)
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period04/06/201808/06/2018

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Digital light processing
  • Soft tooling
  • Injection moulding

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