Transcription of Small Surface Structures in Injection Moulding - An Experimental Study

Uffe Rolf Arlø, Erik Michael Kjær

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    The ability to replicate the surface roughness from mold wall to the plastic part in injection moldning has many functional and cosmetic important implications from medical use to designer products. Generally the understanding of surface transcription i.e the the replication of the surface structure from the mould to plastic part, also relates to micro injection moulding and moulding of parts with specific micro structures on the surface such as optical parts. The present study concerns transcription of surface roughness as a function of process parameters. The study is carried out with a polystyrene part, process parameters at typical levels and a rough spark eroded mould surface with Ra=12.6 micro meters.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationANTEC 2000, 58th Annular Technical Conferance of the Society of Plastic Engineers
    Place of PublicationBrookfield, Connecticut, USA
    PublisherThe Society of Plastic Engineers
    Publication date2000
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event58th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastic Engineers - Orlando, FL, United States
    Duration: 7 May 200011 May 2000
    Conference number: 58


    Conference58th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastic Engineers
    CountryUnited States
    CityOrlando, FL

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