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Title: A Parametric-controlled Cavity Layout Design System for a Plastic Injection Mould
Authors: Low, M.L.H.
Lee, K.S. 
Keywords: Cavity layout design
Geometrical parameters
Mould assembly
Plastic injection mould design
Standardisation template
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Low, M.L.H., Lee, K.S. (2003). A Parametric-controlled Cavity Layout Design System for a Plastic Injection Mould. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 21 (10-11) : 807-819. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Today, the time-to-market for plastic products is becoming shorter, thus the lead time available for making the injection mould is decreasing. There is potential for timesaving in the mould design stage because a design process that is repeatable for every mould design can be standardised. This paper presents a methodology for designing the cavity layout for plastic injection moulds by controlling the geometrical parameters using a standardisation template. The standardisation template for the cavity layout design consists of the configurations for the possible layouts. Each configuration of the layout design has its own layout design table of all the geometrical parameters. This standardisation template is pre-defined at the layout design level of the mould assembly design. This ensures that the required configuration can be loaded into the mould assembly design very quickly, without the need to redesign the layout. This makes it useful in technical discussions between the product designers and mould designers prior to the manufacture of the mould. Changes can be made to the 3D cavity layout design immediately during the discussions, thus saving time and avoiding miscommunication. This standardisation template for the cavity layout design can be customised easily for each mould making company to their own standards.
Source Title: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
ISSN: 02683768
DOI: 10.1007/s00170-002-1397-9
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