Handbook of Molded Part Shrinkage and WarpageBy
- Jerry Fischer, Tools and Troubleshooting, Inc.
How easy life would be if only moldings were the same size and shape as the mold. But they never are, as molders, toolmakers, designers and end users know only too well. Shrinkage means that the size is always different; warpage often changes the shape too. The effects are worse for some plastics than others. Why is that? What can you do about it? The Handbook of Molded Part Shrinkage and Warpage is the first and only book to deal specifically with this fundamental problem. Jerry Fischers Handbook explains in plain terms why moldings shrink and warp, shows how additives and reinforcements change the picture, sets out the effect of molding process conditions, and explains why you never can have a single correct shrinkage value. It goes on to demonstrate how to alleviate the problem through careful design of the molded part and the mold, and by proper material selection. It also examines computer-aided methods of forecasting shrinkage and warpage. And most important of all, the Handbook gives you the data you need to work with.
Engineers, scientists and technicians specializing in injection molding of plastic components. Designers of plastic components. Process and product manufacturing control engineers. Product development engineers.
Hardbound, 292 Pages
Published: January 2013
Imprint: William Andrew
Introduction to Plastics Processing 2. Shrinkage and Warpage
3. Causes of Molded-Part Variation: Part Design
4. Causes of Molded-Part Variation: Material5. Causes of Molded-Part Variation: Mold Design
6. Causes of Molded-Part Variation: Processing7. Factors Affecting Post-Mold Shrinkage and Warpage
8. Controlling Mold and Post-Mold Shrinkage and Warpage9. Computer-Aided Analysis
10. Case Studies11. Data
Appendix A: Conversion Factors and EquivalentsAppendix B: Abbreviations, Acronyms and Material Names