Material removal simulation for steel mould polishing

Rui Almeida*, Rainer Borret, Wolfgang Rimkus, David K. Harrison, Anjali K.M. DeSilva

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The surface finish of an injection mould influences the quality of the moulded polymer optic parts. In order to improve and control the surface finish of the mould it is important to be able to predict the material removal during the polishing process of this mould. The aim of this work is to predict the material removal during the polishing process, comparing the results obtained from polishing attempts on steel samples and the results obtained from a simulation model. A simulation model is developed with the abrasive wear Holm-Archard equation in ANSYS. This simulation model will help to eliminate the iterative trial and error polishing, therefore facilitating the steel mould production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-249
Number of pages15
JournalProduction and Manufacturing Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2017


  • FEM simulation
  • steel mould polishing
  • material removal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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