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Optimization of an Injection Molding Process for Polycarbonate Car Switch Buttons Using the Taguchi Method
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  • Journal title : Composites Research
  • Volume 29, Issue 1,  2016, pp.7-15
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for Composite Materials
  • DOI : 10.7234/composres.2016.29.1.007
 Title & Authors
Optimization of an Injection Molding Process for Polycarbonate Car Switch Buttons Using the Taguchi Method
Kim, Cheol; Park, Jaewoo;
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The quality of polymeric automotive parts depends highly on an injection molding process, which causes various defects, such as warpage, sink marks, weld lines, shrinkage, residual stress, etc. This study is to determine the optimum processing parameters, such as packing pressure, mold temperature, melting temperature, and packing time for the manufacture of polycarbonate buttons in cars on the basis of FEM, the Taguchi method, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). As a result, the optimum processing parameters of buttons made of polycarbonate material were obtained as follows: 140 MPa of packing pressure, of mold temperature, of melting temperature and 1 second of packing time. A gain of S/N (signal to noise) ratio, 10.2, was obtained with the optimum values. Moreover, the melting temperature was found to be the most significant factor followed by the mold temperature.
Taguchi method;Process optimization;Injection molding;Polycarbonate button;
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