Artificially Balancing Geometrically Balanced Runner Systems

Kevin Boell, John Beaumont, Brian Young

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Artificially balancing melt delivery systems is a common practice in injection molding to compensate for filling imbalances. This artificial balance is attempted through tweaking runner and gate sizes or varying drop temperatures within melt delivery systems. These approaches at best only provide an extremely delicate pressure balance rather than address the root cause of the problem. This paper presents the results of a study that examined the robustness of artificial balancing and compares it to new advancements that address the problem that causes these imbalances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Oct 14 2003
Event61st Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 2003 - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: May 4 2003May 8 2003


Other61st Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 2003
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Boell, K., Beaumont, J., & Young, B. (2003). Artificially Balancing Geometrically Balanced Runner Systems. 430-434. Paper presented at 61st Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 2003, Nashville, TN, United States.