Study on the Accuracy of Injection Molded Plastic Gear with the Assistance of Supercritical Fluid and a Pressurized Mold
- Study on the Accuracy of Injection Molded Plastic Gear with the Assistance of Supercritical Fluid and a Pressurized Mold
- injection molded plastic gear; pressurized mold; supercritical fluid; viscosity
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- TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC
- POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING, v. 46, No. 9, Page. 815-820
- Plastic gears are lighter and less noisy compared to steel gears, and they can be easily shaped into diverse forms by the injection molding process. For this reason, plastic gears are widely used in industry. An extensive amount of research has been conducted on gear materials and methods of shaping plastic gears for durability and for broader applications. In this article, the focus is on producing a plastic gear shaping method incorporating the injection molding process.
The most important factor influencing the durability of a plastic gear is its accuracy. Unlike steel gears, the dimensions of plastic gears are subject to considerable change during formation, and this is due to certain conditions during the injection molding process and to the mold structure. The main causes of size variability here are the high viscosity of plastic and the shrinkage ratio of the resin. In our study, a supercritical fluid was used to reduce the viscosity of the plastic, and a pressurized mold was used to control the shrinkage ratio of the resin. Thus, production of an improved, more highly accurate plastic gear was achieved.
- 0360-2559; 1525-6111
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