Experimentation and Optimization of injection moulding process parameter through Taguchi method and Mould flow analysis

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Volume-51 Number-2
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Suyog P. Bhalerao, T.Y.Badgujar, D.R.Mahajan
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V51P218


Suyog P. Bhalerao, T.Y.Badgujar, D.R.Mahajan "Experimentation and Optimization of injection moulding process parameter through Taguchi method and Mould flow analysis", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V51(2),97-105 September 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Injection moulding is a manufacturing process in which the molten plastic is inserted into a cavity called as mould. Material for the part is fed through hopper into a heated barrel, mixed, and forced into a mould cavity, where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity. In this project Taguchi method is used for Optimization of Injection moulding process parameter. The experiments conducted by using Injection moulding De-Tech100 machine with material Kaiffa PBT 302 G0 used. S/N ratio is used to find the optimum combination of process parameters and importance of each parameter is known by performing ANOVA analysis. The last important aim was to find the effect of Injection pressure, Injection speed, screw speed and cooling time on injection moulding process. The injection moulding process parameters are also optimized using Mould flow analysis using mould flow advisor Autodesk. The main conclusion drawn from this project is that most of rejections are due to short filling which can be minimized by setting the all these parameters at high level.

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Plastic Injection moulding, Taguchi method, S/N ratio, ANOVA, Creo 2.0, Mould flow analysis.