Material removal simulation for steel mould polishing

Rui Almeida, Rainer Borret, David Harrison, Anjali DeSilva

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Abstract

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)236-250
Number of pages15
JournalProduction and Manufacturing Research
Volume5
Issue number1
Early online date28 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

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Keywords

  • steel mould polishing
  • material removal
  • FEM simulation

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Material removal simulation for steel mould polishing. / Almeida, Rui; Borret, Rainer; Harrison, David; DeSilva, Anjali.

In: Production and Manufacturing Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 09.2017, p. 236-250.

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