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Moulding Machines and Processes

  • A. Whelan

Abstract

From the previous definition given of injection moulding it should be obvious that the injection moulding machine must be capable of:
  1. 1.

    Softening the polymer

     
  2. 2.

    Injecting the softened material into a closed mould

     
  3. 3.

    Hardening the material so that it sets into the size or shape required

     
  4. 4.

    Ejecting the hardened material so that the cycle can begin again

     
Injection moulding machines are ranked or rated in various ways (see Chapter 3) but in Europe the Euromap system is becoming widely adopted.

Keywords

Injection Moulding Feed System Mould Filling Thermoplastic Material Compression Moulding 
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© Applied Science Publishers Ltd 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Whelan
    • 1
  1. 1.National College of Rubber TechnologyThe Polytechnic of North LondonLondonUK

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