Validation of Hot Runner Systems

Hot runner simulation systems have been traditionally incorporated into a wide range of different types of injection molded products, some of which include bumpers, automotive instrument panels and LCD or TV panels. The use of these systems has been shown to significantly reduce material and energy costs by lowering cycle times and eliminating unnecessary runners during the process.

It is important to note that the application of hot runner systems can be more complex in nature, as these systems often require elaborate temperature control requirements in order to prevent thermal degradation to plastic materials. The Moldex3D Advanced Hot Runner (AHR) Simulation System provides users with simulation tools that allow for critical information and mechanisms to be obtained regarding hot runner molding.

Furthermore, designers and engineers are also able to carefully investigate molding processes in order to detect the presence of any potential defects. Overall, the Moldex3D AHR system allows users to achieve design optimization while assisting companies in their development of high quality and low cost products.

Challenges

  • The complicated system requires careful planning on how to design and optimize during the process.
  • There is a need to investigate the mechanism behind the hot runner in injection molding to ensure clarity.
  • Material type can play a crucial role in determining the hot runner design.
  • There is a need to increase the process window to avoid condition issues.
  • A desire to understand the way in which hot runners can affect product quality.

What Can Moldex3D Do?

  • Provide a visualization regarding the temperature distribution over a period of time, including:
    • Hot runners
    • Moldbase system
  • Provide supportive information on the hot runner system and its sub-components, such as:
    • Heating coils
    • Manifolds
    • Hot nozzles
  • Evaluate temperature control and process conditions, some of which include:
    • Injection pressure
    • Clamping force
  • Improve the quality of the product
  • Visualize potential defects such as:
    • Welding lines
    • Shrinkage
    • Warpage
  • Investigate viscous heating phenomenon that may occur within the hot runner channels
  • Estimate the amount of pressure lost within the different segments of the system

Temperature profile of hot runner system and moldbase

Temperature profile of hot runner system and moldbase

Hot runner Temperature and Pressure

Hot runner Temperature and Pressure

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