Optimization of Injection Molding Process Parameters to Increase the Tensile Strength in Polyamide-Specimen Using the Taguchi Method
Mechanical properties of plastic play an important role in defining the quality of injection molded products. Many studies have shown that mechanical properties of a product are influenced by the process parameters governing the injection-molding processes .This study employs Taguchi design parameters, to systematically investigate the influence of injection molding processing parameters on the tensile strength of Commercial grade Polyamide (PA-6). The result shows that the holding pressure time has main effect on the tensile strength, followed by cooling time, and holding pressure. Finally, a specimen produced according to the general form of the predictive equation of process parameters and verification test is performed on that. Test results show that the experimental value of tensile strength is very close to the estimated value.
S. E. Mirvar et al., "Optimization of Injection Molding Process Parameters to Increase the Tensile Strength in Polyamide-Specimen Using the Taguchi Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 341-342, pp. 395-399, 2012