Measuring mechanical stresses on inserts during injection molding

Heinle M, Drummer D (2015)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2015


Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Book Volume: 7

Pages Range: 1-6

Journal Issue: 5

DOI: 10.1177/1687814015584479


Assembly molding presents an interesting approach to innovative product solutions. Here, individual components can be simultaneously positioned, affixed, and provided with a casing. However, while overmolding elements in the mold cavity with hot polymer melt, high mechanical loads occur on, in some cases, very sensitive components such as electronic devices. For the design of such systems, it is important to know these stresses, the influences on their quantities, and mathematical options for their prediction. In this article, a new measurement method for determining the forces acting on a small element in the cavity during the injection molding process in three dimensions is presented. Therefore, a new installation method for a force sensor was developed. The results in this article concentrate on force changes during one molding cycle. Our research shows that there are different mechanical load spectra in the different phases of the molding process. For example, the force component in flow direction on an element in the cavity is positive in the direction of the flow during filling. However, after the filling step, the force becomes negative due to the contraction of the injected material and results in a continuously increasing permanent force.

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Heinle, M., & Drummer, D. (2015). Measuring mechanical stresses on inserts during injection molding. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 7(5), 1-6.


Heinle, Martina, and Dietmar Drummer. "Measuring mechanical stresses on inserts during injection molding." Advances in Mechanical Engineering 7.5 (2015): 1-6.

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