Influence of Injection-Molding Process Parameters on Part Replication of Microstructures with Additively-Manufactured Soft Tooling Inserts WCMNM 2017 No.

Michael Mischkot, Yang Zhang, Asger Segebrecht Gøtje, David Bue Pedersen, Guido Tosello, Hans Nørgaard Hansen

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Abstract

The objective of this research is to investigate the influence of injection molding parameters on the dimensional replication of microstructure surfaces in injection molding with additively manufactured soft tooling inserts in a photopolymer material. The replication degree of micropillars on injection-molded tine rings was assessed and a Design of Experiments (DOE) approach was used to investigate which factors influence the replication. A full factorial analysis with three factors at two levels lead to the conclusion that a high mold temperature increases the replication degree of the pillar diameter and decreases the replication degree of the pillar height. A high melt temperature increases the pillar diameter independently from the pillar height. A higher injection speed affects both pillar diameter and height negatively. In addition, the study showed a significant difference in the replication degree between inserts on the injection side and the ejector side of the mold respectively. Also, a position closer to the injection gate supports a higher replication degree. Insert wear was found insignificant within the experimental range of up to 100 injection cycles.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing (WCMNM 2017) - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 27 Mar 201730 Mar 2017

Conference

Conference2017 World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing (WCMNM 2017)
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
City Kaohsiung
Period27/03/201730/03/2017

Keywords

  • Micro Injection Molding
  • Micro overmolding
  • Optical micro metrology

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