Micro injection moulding (μIM) is the key replication technology for high precision manufacturing of polymer micro products. Data analysis and simulations on micro-moulding experiments have been conducted during the present validation study. Detailed information about the μIM process was gathered and used to establish a reliable simulation methodology suitable for μIM parts. Various Simulation set-up parameters that have been considered in order to improve the simulation accuracy: injection speed profile, melt and mould temperatures, 3D mesh, material rheology, inertia effect and shrinkage prediction. Quality factors investigated for the quantitative comparisons were: short shots length, injection pressure profile, moulding mass and flow pattern.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 11th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering & Nano Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||11th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology - Como, Italy|
Duration: 23 May 2011 → 27 May 2011
Conference number: 11
|Conference||11th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology|
|Period||23/05/2011 → 27/05/2011|