Influences on the properties of small and thin-walled injection molded parts – Part 2: Importance of the thermal conductivity of the mold material
The change of performance of small and thin-wall parts by processing in conventional steelmolds was discussed in part 1. The change was found to be based on the increasing cooling rate with increasing ratio of surface to volume. The focus of the second paper was directed on studying the influence of cooling rate theoretically and experimentally. Therefore, molding was performed using a low thermal conductive mold and studying its effects on inner and usage properties. As shown in the paper, the performance of small and thin-walled parts can be considerably improved using a low thermal-conductive mold.
The Journal of Plastics Technology is a peer reviewed internet periodical published under the auspices of the Scientific Alliance of Polymer Technology (WAK)
International Polymer Processing, the journal of the Polymer Processing Society, is a discussion forum for the world-wide community of engineers and scientists in the field of polymer processing.
The journal covers research and industrial application in the very specific areas of designing polymer products, processes, processing machinery and equipment.
The Journal of Plastics Technology is indexed in SCOPUS, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.