A Study of Gas-Assisted Injection Molding of 17" Flat Monitor Front Cover

17" 평면 모니터 Front Cover의 가스사출성형에 관한 연구

  • 김홍석 (현대오토넷 NET SBU 금형개발팀) ;
  • 손중식 (현대오토넷 NET SBU 금형개발팀) ;
  • 서태수 (현대오토넷 NET SBU 금형개발팀)
  • Published : 2001.11.01

Abstract

Gas-assisted injection molding is an innovative low-pressure injection molding technique that can provide numerous benefits such as reduced part warpage, excellent surface quality without sink marks, low injection pressure, and greater design flexibility. However, the adoption of gas-assisted injection molding may cause unexpected defects if the gas channel design is not conducted properly. The objective of this paper is to broaden the understanding of gas-assisted injection molding by summarizing the design procedures and experimental results of the gas-assisted injection molding of a 17" flat monitor front cover. The gas channels were designed by using Moldflow(MF/GAS) simulations and a 450 ton injection molding machine with a 5 stage pressure control gas kit was used in the experiments.