Research on the Key Technology of Precision Injection Molding Equipment for Light Guide Plate
The light guide plate is an important element of the LCD backlight module which demands a certain degree of transparency and uniformity of gray. The defects such as black spots and yellow surface appeared when the light guide plate was processed by domestic equipments. The main problem was caused by the plasticization unit. The Influencing factors of performance for polycarbonate (PC) special screw were discussed in this paper. The conveyance capacity of melt in the metering zone of injection screws with different flight width and channel depth was analyzed by POLYFLOW software. In order to obtain high surface hardness, corrosion resistance and smoothness of PC special screw, surface coating processing was the key point for injection molding light guide plate. Moreover, the peel strength of PC with different coating processing metallic block was tested and measured. he experimental results of the analysis showed that the nickel-tungsten alloy plating and physical vapor deposition can significantly improve stripping properties, corrosion resistance and smoothness. The influencing factors of coating and PC materials’ stripping were analyzed. Through industrial testing, the defective rate of light guide plate had been greatly reduced with physical vapor deposition compared to the screw with hard chromium plating.
Lianxiang Ma, Chuangsheng Wang and Weimin Yang
P. C. Xie et al., "Research on the Key Technology of Precision Injection Molding Equipment for Light Guide Plate", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 87-88, pp. 306-310, 2010