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Residual stress is an often-overlooked issue in the world of plastics injection molding. With an emphasis on faster cycle times and aesthetics, this “invisible killer” can rear its ugly head to cause premature failure. For this reason, it is imperative to address factors that increase residual stresses in the design and molding stages to avoid performance issues while in the field.
In this presentation, we will cover how decisions during the part and mold design phases can substantially influence the magnitude and distribution in molded plastic components. We will provide methods that are commonly utilized to quantify the residual stress levels in molded parts, and mitigation strategies to reduce these stresses.
After the presentation, the audience will have an understanding of:
Richie hold a B.S. degree in Composite Materials Engineering from Winona State University. He has led hundreds of investigations across a variety of industries. His work focuses on helping clients during the initial design stages, with manufacturing issues, and in root causes identification.
Erik Foltz is a Certified Professional Moldflow® Consultant. He received his M.S. from the Polymer Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His specialties include plastic part design verification, process optimization and troubleshooting for injection and compression molding,...
The Madison Group has been a recognized global leader providing consulting services, technical expertise and innovative technology to the plastics industry since 1993. We solve plastic problems and find economic solutions that help drive product development to yield higher quality parts.
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