Process Parameter Experiments on Vacuum Casting Using a Silicone Rubber Mold for ABS Plastic Parts
Silicone rubber mold is one of soft mold processes for rapid tooling. Based on a master pattern, it can be used for casting the materials of wax, plastic, and low-melting metals directly during a short developing time, very suitable for sample fabrications. This paper conducts vacuum casting experiments by Taguchi’s method to derive the optimal parameter selections on ABS plastic vacuum casting using a silicone rubber mold. The factor that affects pouring characteristics maximally is the mold vacuuming time.
Daoguo Yang, Tianlong Gu, Huaiying Zhou, Jianmin Zeng and Zhengyi Jiang
D. Y. Chang and C. S. Deng, "Process Parameter Experiments on Vacuum Casting Using a Silicone Rubber Mold for ABS Plastic Parts", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 201-203, pp. 1668-1671, 2011