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Metal Injection Moulding, orthogonal array, analysis of variance, flexure strength, sintering

Ibrahim, Mohd. Halim Irwan and Muhamad, Norhamidi and Sulong, A.B. and Jamaludin, Khairur Rijal and Mohamad Nor, Nor Hafiez and Ahmad, Sufizar (2009) Metal Injection Moulding, orthogonal array, analysis of variance, flexure strength, sintering. In: The International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, 26-28 Oct. 2009, Kuala Lumpur.


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Nowadays, micro metal injection molding has become among the promising method in powder metallurgy research to produce small-scale intricate part at an effective process and competitive cost for mass production. The success of injection molding is greatly influenced by feedstock characteristic.This paper investigated the optimization of highest green strength which plays an important characteristic in determining the successful of micro MIM. In this paper, stainless steel SS 316L with D50 = 5.96μm was used with composite binder, which consists of PEG (Polyethelena Glycol), PMMA (Polymethyl Methacrilate) and SA (Stearic Acid). Feedstock with 61.5% with several injection parameters were optimized which highly significant through screening experiment such as injection pressure(A), injection temperature(B), mold temperature(C), injection time(D) and holding time(E). Besides that, interaction effects between injection pressure, injection temperature and mold temperature were also considered to optimize in the Taguchi’s orthogonal array. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) in terms of signal-to-noise ratio (S/N-larger is better) for both green strength and green density were also presented in this paper. Result shows that interaction between injection temperature and mold temperature(BxC) give highest significant factor followed by interaction between injection pressure and injection temperature(AxB). Single factor that also contributes to significant optimization are mold temperature(C), injection time(D) and injection pressure(A). This study shows that Taguchi method would be among the best method to solve the problem with minimum number of trials.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:injection time, Taguchi method
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures
ID Code:9775
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:29 Mar 2010 05:25
Last Modified:17 Mar 2020 08:02

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