Initial verification of an induction heating set-up for injection molding

Stefano Menotti, Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Giuliano Bissacco, Peter T. Tang, Christian Ravn

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    Molding of thin and long parts by injection molding leads to special requirements for the mold in order to ensure proper filling and acceptable cycle time. This paper investigates the applicability of embedded induction heating for the improvement of the filling of thin long parts. The object selected for the investigation is a thin spiral.
    For the complete molding of the component, elevated mold temperatures are required. For this propose a new injection molding set-up was developed, which allows rapid heating of the cavity wall by an induction heating system. The temperature was measured by two thermocouples placed in the die insert. The system was used to heat up the cavity wall with heating rates of up to 10 °C/s. Experiments were carried out with ABS material. The lengths of the object were measured by a suitable measurement set up.
    The experimental result show that the use of the induction heating system process is an efficient way for improving the filling of the cavity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationANTEC 2013 Conference Proceedings
    Number of pages5
    PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers
    Publication date2013
    ISBN (Print)978-1-63266-530-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventANTEC 2013 - Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States
    Duration: 22 Apr 201324 Apr 2013


    ConferenceANTEC 2013
    LocationDuke Energy Convention Center
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityCincinnati, OH


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