Effect of Molding Parameters on the Interface Morphology of Metal Co-Injection Molding
In the present study, the effect of injection temperature, velocity and delay time on the interface morphology of the co-injection molded plates was studied. The results showed that the core penetration parallel to the flow direction becomes less as the skin injection velocity and temperature increases and delay time decreases. Among the parameters, temperature was the most significant in affecting the interface morphology, followed by delay time, while injection velocity seemed to play no significant role. The results were analyzed by taking account of rheological properties of the two feedstocks. Calculations and comparisons of viscosity ratios encountered in experiments were made. It was demonstrated the differences in the rheological properties of the metal feedstocks involved are key factors in determining the interface morphology of the molded parts.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
H. He et al., "Effect of Molding Parameters on the Interface Morphology of Metal Co-Injection Molding", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 2939-2944, 2011