Plastic injection molding simulation
Project Plastic injection molding simulationPlastic injection molding simulation
INSTRUCTIONS: MODIFY TEXT IN RED TO CREATE YOUR REPORT
USE THIS TEMPLATE TO WRITE YOUR REPORT.
YOU WILL LOSE 20 POINTS IF YOU CHANGE THE FORMAT OF THE REPORT. ALWAYS USE FONTS TIMES NEW ROMAN SIZE 12
CARRY OUT A FILL SIMULATION USING MOLDFLOW OF ALL THE MODELS OF YOUR TEAM. THEN, COMPARE THE RESULTS AND SELECT THE BEST MOLD USING A DECISION MATRIX
1. Introduction 2 10%
2. Results X 70%
3. Comments and Conclusions X 20%
Total Pages X
Write an introduction to this project. Example of an introduction of a similar project:
The objective of this lab is to simulate the filling phase in a part using the commercial software Moldflow. Three different locations of the gate are given. To simplify the problem the feed system is not included. The filling phase is the most important phase of the injection molding cycle. If there are problems with the filling of a part, the part quality is not optimal. The best location of the gate was chosen using a decision matrix using as criteria all the results given by Moldflow: fill time, plastic flow, confidence of fill, quality prediction, injection pressure, pressure drop, temperature at flow front, average temperature at the end of the fill, time to reach ejection temperature, air traps, weld lines, grow form, sink marks estimate, temperature variance, cooling time variance, cooling quality.
The part used in this lab shown in Figure 1 has a simple geometry and was created in Solidworks
Describe the location of the gate in each part
Insert a figure with your part
Figure 1. Part created in Solidworks (show a figure of each part – 1 per student)
The procedure of this lab consisted in the following steps
Start Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser 2014
Create a project
Import a model
Set the injection location
Select the material and analyze
Compare results of the different models in your team.
10% WRITE A PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING THE THREE DIFFERENT INJECTION LOCATIONS
40% WRITE YOUR RESULTS, SHOW FIGURES OF ALL YOUR RESULTS.
PRINT IN COLOR
INCLUDE THE DESCRIPTION OF EACH RESULT – A GOOD DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN IN MOLDFLOW
COMPARE THE RESULTS OF THE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS OF THE GATES SHOWING THE FIGURES OF THE RESULTS TOGETHER. TABLES/FIGURES MUST BE NUMBERED AND THERE MUST BE A REFERENCE OF EACH TABLE/FIGURE IN THE TEXT
INCLUDE SEVERAL SETS OF RESULTS IN ONE PAGE
ALL FIGURES AND TABLES MUST HAVE CAPTIONING
30% INCLUDE A DECISION MATRIX TO SELECT THE BEST LOCATION OF THE GATES
DELETE TABLE ABOVE
EXAMPLE TO PRESENT RESULTS
The Fill time result shows the position of the flow front at regular intervals as the cavity fills.
Mold 1 Comments
Mold 2 Comments
Mold 3 Comments
Table 1. Fill results
3. Comments and Conclusions
WRITE YOUR CONCLUSIONS (20%) Conclusions ? Results