Laser texturing allows for reducing injection cycle time by 15%

Hengsberger, Stefan (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Louring, Sascha (Danish Technological Institute, Taastrup, Denmark)

A defined laser texturing of a mould insert has demonstrated positive effects on the productivity when applied in combination with the DuPont grade Zytel(R) HTN51G35HSL NC010, which is PPA polymer containing 35 % glass fibers. A validation test under production conditions has shown that a surface topography tuned with the laser texturing (provided by GF Machining Solutions) has an anti-adhesive effect and allows for a potential gain of 5 seconds cooling time, which corresponds to a cycle time reduction from 33 to 28 seconds or a 15 % productivity increase.


Article Type:
professionnel
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIA-FR
Institute:
IRAP - Institut de recherche appliquée en plasturgie
Date:
2020-06
Pagination:
2 p.
Published in:
Muoviplast
Numeration (vol. no.):
2020, vol. 6, pp. 16-17
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