Development of material information model for the injection molding process and product

Utpal Roy, Bicheng Zhu

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Abstract

Injection molding (IM) has been the most widely used manufacturing process for making plastic products mainly due to its high efficiency and manufacturability. The design of injection molding systems relies heavily on material data and related information. The availability of right material information at right time is of utmost importance for the design, operation and maintenance of the injection molding process. In this paper, a concise, and conceptual Injection Molding Material Information Model (IM-MIM) is proposed to support necessary computer-based modeling, calculation and management of material data. In this paper, we study different steps of the IM process from the information-modeling viewpoint to identify the role and influence of material properties and behaviors in decision-making process. We further developed a four-level IM-MIM model framework, which provides a foundation for different material-related activities or analyses. Several key components in the IM-MIM, which consists of the material data, physical and behavioral properties, thermodynamic and transport properties, and other material information like rheological and mechanical properties, are presented in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication19th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 8th International Conference on Micro- andNanosystems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume4
ISBN (Print)9780791846353
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014 - Buffalo, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBuffalo
Period8/17/148/20/14

Keywords

  • Information model
  • Injection molding process
  • Material information model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Roy, U., & Zhu, B. (2014). Development of material information model for the injection molding process and product. In 19th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 8th International Conference on Micro- andNanosystems (Vol. 4). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2014-35200