The Effect of Square Finned Conformal Cooling (SFCC) on Cycle Time for Plastic Injection Moulding / K. Kamarudin ...[et al.]

Kamarudin, K. and Wahab, M.S. and Ibrahim, M. and M. Batcha, M.F. and A. Raus, A. and Ahmed, Aqeel and Sa’ude, N. (2017) The Effect of Square Finned Conformal Cooling (SFCC) on Cycle Time for Plastic Injection Moulding / K. Kamarudin ...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 4 (1). pp. 79-92. ISSN 18235514


Cooling system is a significant factor in productivity and quality in the plastic injection moulding process. Numerous researchers demonstrated that conformal cooling channel yields significant improvement of productivity and quality of plastic injection moulding process. Apart from that, the advancement of Solid Free Form Technology (SFF) allows a mould designer to design a variety of conformal cooling channel geometry rather than conventional designs. This paper presents the research work to enhance the efficiency of square shaped groove conformal cooling channels which uses fins concept. Existing conformal cooling channel design that uses square shape groove was improved by incorporating fins to meet the best design that can reduce the cooling time. The effect of Square Finned Conformal Cooling (SFCC) design on cooling time was investigated by using Autodesk Moldflow Insight software. The simulation results indicated that different number of fins influences the cooling time. From the analysis, it was found that time to reach the ejection temperature was reduced by 19.4% for the cooling channels with 4 fins compared to existing cooling channel.


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Kamarudin, K.
Wahab, M.S.
Ibrahim, M.
M. Batcha, M.F.
A. Raus, A.
Ahmed, Aqeel
Sa’ude, N.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Mechanical and electrical engineering combined
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 79-92
Keywords: Conformal Cooling Channel, Cycle Time, Fin, Square Finned Conformal Cooling (SFCC)
Date: 2017
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