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Design and Analysis of Shell Runners to Improve Cooling Efficiency in Injection Molding of Subminiature Lens

초소형 렌즈 사출성형시 냉각효율 향상을 위한 박판형 러너의 설계 및 해석

  • Yoon, Seung Tak (Dept. of Mechanical System Design Engineering, Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Science and Technology) ;
  • Park, Keun (Dept. of Mechanical System Design Engineering, Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Science and Technology)
  • 윤승탁 (서울과학기술대학교 기계시스템디자인공학과) ;
  • 박근 (서울과학기술대학교 기계시스템디자인공학과)
  • Received : 2015.06.11
  • Accepted : 2015.08.04
  • Published : 2015.10.01

Abstract

Subminiature lenses are currently widely used in mobile phone cameras and are usually produced by injection molding. The lens molding process has the unique feature of a runner volume that is much larger than the part volume, and this feature should be considered when determining the mold design and molding conditions. In this study, a shell-type runner was proposed as an alternative to the conventional cylindrical runner used for lens molding. An injection molding simulation was performed by applying the proposed shell runner, and the simulation results were compared with those from the cylindrical runner case. It was found that the shell runner could considerably reduce the runner cooling time with only a slight increase in the injection pressure. The effect of the runner thickness was then investigated numerically in terms of the mold filling and cooling characteristics, from which an optimal runner thickness could be determined.

Keywords

Injection Molding;Subminiature Lens;Shell Runner

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 서울과학기술대학교

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