Application of Moldflow in Gas-Assisted Injection Molding
Gas-assisted injection molding(GAIM)is a new kind of plastic processing technique. It is one of the most important developments in the injection molding industry. GAIM has many advantages such as lower injection pressure, lower warpage, better surface quality, lower material consumption, and shorten molding cycle time, etc. MPI/Gas module of Moldflow software can be used to simulate the GAIM process to optimize the whole molding process. In this study, the FM new truck interior ceiling handle was analyzed in GAIM process based on the MPI/Gas module. The simulation results showed the gas penetrating time, the contours of plastic layers thickness fraction of the parts and the gas volume fraction changing with time. The results can help technicians to determine the optimum process of the melt injection and the gas injection to ensure the final quality of the parts.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen
K. M. Zi and L. H. Chen, "Application of Moldflow in Gas-Assisted Injection Molding", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 1202-1205, 2011