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Film Insert Molding of Automotive Door Grip Using Injection-Compression Molding

사출압축성형을 이용한 자동차용 도어그립 필름인서트성형

  • Lee, Ho Sang (Dept. of Aeronautical & Mechanical Design Engineering, Korea Nat'l Univ. of Transportation) ;
  • Yoo, Young Gil (Dept. of Aeronautical & Mechanical Design Engineering, Korea Nat'l Univ. of Transportation) ;
  • Kim, Tae An (Dongwon Tech. Co., Ltd.)
  • 이호상 (한국교통대학교 항공기계설계학과) ;
  • 유영길 (한국교통대학교 항공기계설계학과) ;
  • 김태안 ((주)동원테크)
  • Received : 2014.03.22
  • Accepted : 2014.05.12
  • Published : 2014.07.01

Abstract

Injection-compression molding was used for film insert molding of an automotive door grip using films with three-dimensional embossed patterns. A vacuum mold was fabricated for vacuum-assisted thermoforming of the film, and an injection-compression mold was developed for film insert molding. Three pressure transducers were installed inside the mold cavity to measure cavity pressures. Injection-compression molding experiments under various compression strokes and toggle speeds were performed to investigate their effects on the cavity pressure and heights of the embossed patterns. The compression stroke of 0.9mm and low toggle speed resulted in a higher degree of conservation of embossed patterns. Additionally, the processing conditions for the maximum heights of embossed patterns were almost similar to those for minimum integral value of cavity pressures. The injection-compression molding process presents the opportunity to impart a soft-touch feeling of plastic parts printed with embossed patterns.

Keywords

Film Insert Molding;Injection-Compression Molding;Injection Molding;Embossed Film;Cavity Pressure;Mold

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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