Experimental design and investigation of a screw-pin tooling system for vacuum forming components

Yan Wang, Zhijian Wang, Nabil Gindy

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Abstract

This paper presented an experimental design and investigation of a screw-pin tooling (SPT) for producing vacuum forming components. The experiments were conducted to evaluate the performance of the machined SPT. Several thermoplastic materials with different sheet thickness were employed to test surface quality of the vacuum formed plastic components based on the machined SPT. From the experimental results, the performance of the machined SPT was discussed. A common problem faced by reconfigurable pin tooling is the dimples on the moulded components. To solve the problem, fillings is applied on the top of the machined screw pins. Several filler materials were selected and tested. The results prove that the machined SPT with the Ronseal high performance wood filler can produce good quality component surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Responsive Manufacturing - Green Manufacturing, ICRM 2010
Pages75-83
Number of pages9
Volume2010
Edition565 CP
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2010
Event5th International Conference on Responsive Manufacturing - Green Manufacturing, ICRM 2010 - Ningbo, China
Duration: 11 Jan 201013 Jan 2010

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Responsive Manufacturing - Green Manufacturing, ICRM 2010
CountryChina
CityNingbo
Period11/01/1013/01/10

Keywords

  • filler material
  • reconfigurable tooling
  • Screw-pin tooling
  • surface quality

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