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Effect of Different Shapes of Conformal Cooling Channel on the Parameters of Injection Molding

Mahesh S. Shinde1,*, Kishor M. Ashtankar1

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur-440010, India.

* Corresponding author: Mahesh S. Shinde. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2018, 54(3), 287-306. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmc.2018.054.287

Abstract

Cooling system improvement is important in injection molding to get better quality and productivity. The aim of this paper was to compare the different shapes of the conformal cooling channels (CCC) with constant surface area and CCC with constant volume in injection molding using Mold-flow Insight 2016 software. Also the CCC results were compared with conventional cooling channels. Four different shapes of the CCC such as circular, elliptical, rectangular and semi-circular were proposed. The locations of the cooling channels were also kept constant. The results in terms of cooling time, cycle time reduction and improvement in quality of the product shows that no significant effect of CCC’s shapes when surface area of CCC kept constant. On the other hand the rectangular CCC shows better result as compared to other shapes of CCC when volume of CCC were kept constant.

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M. S. . Shinde and K. M. . Ashtankar, "Effect of different shapes of conformal cooling channel on the parameters of injection molding," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 54, no.3, pp. 287–306, 2018.



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