WIT Press


Visualization Software For Injection Molding

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID930261

Volume

5

Pages

12

Published

1993

Size

1,184 kb

Author(s)

F. Trochu, D. Gour & M. Audet

Abstract

Visualization software for injection molding F. Trochu, D. Gour, M. Audet X Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Poly technique, 5%cc.VT, MonWa/, Quebec, ABSTRACT Injection molding is a general manufacturing process used in various areas: metal casting, fabrication of plastic parts and composite materials, etc. The numerical simulation of mold filling can help the mold designer to properly position the injection ports and air vents so as to ensure an adequate filling of the mold. As finite elements are used increasingly to model the injection flow, the need for a specialized visualization software has arisen to simulate the real-time progression of the flow front and to display the temperature and pressure fields inside complex three-dimensional molds. The basic requirements of such an interface will be examined in the scope of finite element analysis. As an illustration of these concepts, the

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