Title: Manufacturiing of uIM Mould Inserts with AMed Cooling Channels
Authors: Qian, Jun
Kempen, Karolien
Welkenhuyzen, Frank
Vanderauwera, Wouter
Wang, Jun
Yang, Carry
Kruth, Jean-Pierre
Reynaerts, Dominiek
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2015
Publisher: Research Publishing
Host Document: Proceedings of the 4M/ICOMM2015 Conference pages:587-590
Conference: 4M/ICOMM2015 Conference location:Milano date:31 March - 2 April 2015
Abstract: The Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process is one of the proven key 3D printing technologies for producing complex and micro metallic structures, for instance conformal cooling channels for micro-injection molding. In micro injection molding, the conformal channels enables a controlled heating/cooling of the molded part, resulting in a better thermal management of the micro injection moulding (µIM). Since a part produced by SLM is a monolithic component, the way to check the quality of the internal features should be a non-destructive method, and Computed Tomography (CT) is an ideal solution for it. In this research, a mould insert for micro injection moulding with conformal is first produced through Selective Laser Melting. The internal features in the blank are then examined by CT-metrology and the cavities and features down to 25µm (aspect ratio of 30) of the mold insert are finished by micro-EDM.
ISBN: 981-09-4609-9
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Technology Campus Geel
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken
Faculty of Engineering Technology Services, Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver

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