A study of the mold thermal characteristics of cooling lines in conventional and rapid tooling

Jonathan Meckley, Robert Edwards

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Abstract

This project examines the thermal differences between conventional and conformai cooling lines. Three sets of inserts were built for this study. A P20 insert was built and used to compare the other two rapid tooling inserts. One rapid tooling insert had the same conventional cooling lines as the P20 insert. The other rapid tooling insert had conformai cooling lines. Mold temperatures were recorded and compared. The conformai inserts had the lowest mold temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Plastics Engineers - 66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008
Pages1568-1572
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 29 2008
Event66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008 - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: May 4 2008May 8 2008

Publication series

NameTechnical Papers, Regional Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers
Volume3

Other

Other66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period5/4/085/8/08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Meckley, J., & Edwards, R. (2008). A study of the mold thermal characteristics of cooling lines in conventional and rapid tooling. In Society of Plastics Engineers - 66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008 (pp. 1568-1572). (Technical Papers, Regional Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers; Vol. 3).