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Title: Thermal effects on stereolithography tools during injection moulding
Authors: Ribeiro, Armando Sá
Hopkinson, Neil
Ahrens, Carlos Henrique
Keywords: Stereolithography tooling
Injection moudling
Direct AIM
Thermal effects on stereolithography resin
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation: RIBEIRO, A.S., HOPKINSON, N. and AHRENS, C.H., 2004. Thermal effects on stereolithography tools during injection moulding. Rapid prototyping journal, 10 (3), pp. 176-180 [DOI: 10.1108/13552540410538996]
Abstract: In this work the changes to stereolithography (SL) resin mechanical properties during the injection moulding process were evaluated. A multi-impression SL mould was built and used to inject a series of small flat mouldings. The fixed half SL tool insert included recesses to accommodate tensile test specimens. Tensile test specimens made from SL resin were positioned in these recesses and plastic parts were injected. After injecting a predetermined number of mouldings, tensile tests were performed using the tensile test specimens. The results from the tensile tests showed that the thermal cycling encountered during the injection moulding process did not significantly affect the mechanical properties of the resin. Observations indicated that reducing the temperatures encountered in the tool may lead to longer tool life.
Description: This is a journal article. It was published in the journal, Rapid prototyping journal [© Emerald] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1355-2546.htm
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3508
ISSN: 1355-2546
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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