Oerlikon HRSflow supported preliminary tool design, with special attention to system layout and gate quality, testing different injection strategies by simulation in order to identify the best gating strategy and part layout with a constraint of very limited space. The final solution achieved considers optimized drop locations on cold runner and compact tool layout. Process settings have been also defined in order to ensure the best balancing on the part within a large molding window.
The hot runner system layout adopted consists of 5 drops Ma series, FLEXflow system, single level with HP gate of Ø2.5 mm.
Partnered with Arkema, Cumsa, DBM, Engel, Inglass, Kistler, Uddeholm, Volvo cars.
|Application field:||Automotive lighting|
|Part name:||Lightguide set|
|Part size (each part):||150 mm, 350 mm, 700 mm|
|Nominal weight:||52 g total|
|Nominal thickness:||Ø4 mm|