Modelling injection moulding machines for micro manufacture applications through functional analysis

G. Fantoni, Guido Tosello, D. Gabelloni, Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Juan M. Jauregui-Becker, Hans-Christian Mohring Wessel W. Wits

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Abstract

The paper presents the analysis of an injection moulding machine using functional analysis to identify both its critical components and possible working problems when such a machine is employed for the production of polymer-based micro products. The step-by-step procedure starts from the study of the process phases of a machine and then it employs functional analysis to decompose the phases and attributes functions to part features. Part features are subsequently analyzed to understand the causal chains bringing either to the desired behaviour or to failures to avoid. The assessment of the design solution is finally performed by gathering quantitative data from experiments. The case study investigates the design motivations and functional drivers of a micro injection moulding machine. The analysis allows identifying the correlations between failures and advantages with the design of the machine parts.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume2
Pages (from-to)107-112
ISSN2212-8271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event1st CIRP Global Web Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Production Engineering: CIRPE 2012 -
Duration: 12 Jun 201213 Jun 2012
http://cirpe2012.ctw.utwente.nl/

Conference

Conference1st CIRP Global Web Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Production Engineering
Period12/06/201213/06/2012
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Keywords

  • Functional analysis
  • Micro injection moulding

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