Learn the basics of mold design and how various design elements impact a molded part. Build your own Circle of Knowledge lesson by lesson.
Goals of Mold Design: Cooling (Level 1):
- Learn why the cooling phase of a molding cycle is the logical phase to optimize
- Gain an understanding of the various type of cooling options to remove heat from a mold
- Analyze real-life simulations and learn to determine optimal outcomes
Injection molding is a process of heat exchange – the heat that goes into a mold must also be removed. Understanding the thermal behavior of polymers and the pathway of heat inside a mold is important for designing and processing a successful molding project.
Explanations, simulations, cause and effect analyses, and the uses of various design features are covered in this section. Understanding these design features is important because they influence the moldability, function, appearance, and quality of a part.
Recommended For: Entry Level Personnel, All Personnel
Length: Lessons are approximately 15-20 minutes long each
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