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Injection moulding requires careful attention to detail in order to produce high-quality parts consistently. Process development is the key to achieving this consistency!
Process development is the process of adjusting various parameters of the molding process to produce the best possible outcome. This involves adjusting the settings for temperature, pressure, injection speed, cooling time, and other factors to achieve the desired results. The objective of process development is to ensure that the molded parts meet the required specifications in terms of quality, consistency, and cost.
Optimizing the injection molding process involves finding the right balance between various parameters. For example, increasing the injection speed can reduce cycle time, but it can also increase the likelihood of defects such as flash or warping. Similarly, increasing the mold temperature can help to improve the flow of the plastic, but it can also increase the risk of overheating and degradation.
Process development typically involves a series of experiments to determine the optimal settings for each parameter. This process at Axxicon is carried out using a Design of Experiments (DOE) approach, which involves systematically varying the input parameters to identify the optimal settings.
Once the optimal settings have been identified, the process can be fine-tuned to further improve performance. For example, adjustments can be made to the runner and gate design to improve flow and reduce pressure drops. Mold surface treatments can also be used to improve release and reduce defects.
Optimizing the injection molding process is critical to achieving high-quality, consistent parts at the lowest possible cost. It requires careful attention to detail and a deep understanding of the materials, equipment, and process variables. At Axxicon our Injection molding professionals with experience and expertise in process optimization can help our Engineers to achieve the best possible results.
Axxicon is proud to be ISO 13485 certified, allowing us to produce precise medical products compliant with this standard. Our product validation process ensures the highest quality standards and regulatory requirements are met. This certification shows our commitment to providing exceptional service and quality to the medical device industry.