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Injection molding parameter optimization using the Taguchi method for highest green strength for bimodal powder mixture with SS316L in PEG and PMMA

Jamaludina, K. R. and Muhamad, N. and Ab. Rahman, M. N. and Amin, S. Y. M. and Murtadhahadi, I and Ismail, M. H. (2008) Injection molding parameter optimization using the Taguchi method for highest green strength for bimodal powder mixture with SS316L in PEG and PMMA. Advances in Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials 2008, 1 . pp. 186-194.

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Abstract

Injection molding parameters for the highest green strength of the metal powder mixture has been optimized using L27 (313) Taguchi orthogonal array. Parameters optimized are the injection pressure, injection temperature, powder loading, mold temperature, holding pressure and injection rate. The metal powder mixture used is SS316L powder in bimodal particle-sized distribution, and a composite binder consisting of PEG and PMMA. Stearic acid is used as a surfactant to improve its flowablity. Interactions of the injection pressure, injection temperature and powder loading were studied. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) for the best signal to noise ratio (S/N) presents the contribution of the parameters to the quality characteristic (green strength). Results show that the mold temperature contributes about 48.28 % (highest) followed by the powder loading (8.33 %) and, injection rate (6.00 %) while, other parameters were pooled because the confident level was lower than 90 %. Nevertheless, the analysis of variance does not show any contribution from the interactions.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:ISBN 0-9793488-9-7
Uncontrolled Keywords:Molding parameters; green strength; Taguchi; analysis of variance
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:6792
Deposited By: Khairur Rijal Jamaludin
Deposited On:11 Nov 2008 00:41
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:47

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