Cooling of Plastic Injection Moulds Using Design Adaptive Cooling Canals

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Göktaş M., Güldaş A., Bayraktar Ö.

International Conference on Engineering and Natural Science (ICENS 2016), Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina, 25 - 28 May 2016

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Sarajevo
  • Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study has been done to increase the effect of the cooling stage which is one of the most critic stages during plastic injection moulding. A practical way for conformal cooling canal has been presented to increase the production quality and reduce the production time.  Firstly, a conformal cooling canal surface to the cavity surface has been created to produce this system.  The roots which have been created by offsetting the edge of surface have been converted to cooling canals. An algorithm has been developed to preserve the distance between the canals and the distance between mold canals for the plastic parts which have a complicated geometry.  The cooling performance of these cooling canals has been examined by conducting numerical analysis. It has been noticed that the cycle time has decreased by increasing the cooling effect with conformal cooling canals