Simulating Cold Mould Defects, In the Process of Low-Pressure Polymer Moulding with Chemical Foaming Agent, Using Magma

  • Stanislav Gatsev Magister, Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”, Sofia 1574, Bulgaria
  • Stoil Todorov Professor Doctor of Engineering, Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre “Acad. A. Balevski”, Sofia 1574, Bulgaria
Keywords: Simulation, Mould temperature, Polymer, Chemical foaming agent, Magma.

Abstract

In the article, we described potential defects, which are result of low mould temperature in the process of low-pressure polymer moulding. We identified the parameters, which will affect this process in Magma Soft. We executed a series of simulations in order to verify that changes in these parameters result in reliable simulation results. We identified the result characteristics, which indicate that there will be defects on the produced part surface. We validate the simulation results with real experiments.

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Published
2019-01-27
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