An Analysis Of Cooling Time In Plastic Injection Moulding With Influence Of Inlet Temperature Of Cooling Fluid
A numerical analysis was carried out to study the effect of the inlet temperature of cooling fluid on the cooling time in plastic injection moulding. Mold data consists of two different steel which designed so as to form the two sides of the plastic part. Water flowing through horizontal cooling channels was usedas cooling fluid for the cooling of theplastic parts.A numerical analysis using a finite volume approach was carried out. The effect of inlet temperature of cooling water on the temperature distribution of the partsand the solidification degree of the parts wereinvestigated. The results indicate that the cooling time in plastic injection mouldingdecreased with the inlet temperature of cooling water.
Keywords—PlasticInjectionMoulding, CoolingChannels, Cooling Time.