Numerical modeling of magnetic induction and heating in injection molding tools

Patrick Guerrier, Jesper Henri Hattel

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Abstract

Injection molding of parts with special requirements or features such as micro- or nanostructures on the surface, a good surface finish, or long and thin features results in the need of a specialized technique to ensure proper filling and acceptable cycle time. The aim of this study is to increase the temperatures as close as possible to the cavity surface, by means of an integrated induction heating system in the injection molding tool, to improve the fluidity of the polymer melt hereby ensuring that the polymer melt will continue to flow until the mold cavity is completely filled. The presented work uses numerical modeling of the induction heating in the mold to investigate how the temperature in the mold will be distributed and how it is affected by different material properties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Technologies (NEWTECH 2013)
Number of pages11
PublisherKungl. Tekniska högskolan I Stockholm
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventNEWTECH 2013 International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Technologies - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 27 Oct 201330 Oct 2013

Conference

ConferenceNEWTECH 2013 International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Technologies
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period27/10/201330/10/2013

Keywords

  • Induction heating
  • Injection molding
  • Finite element
  • Coupled

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