Multi-component micro injection moulding (μIM) processes such as two-component (2k) μIM are the key technologies for the mass fabrication of multi-material micro products. 2k-μIM experiments involving a miniaturized test component with micro features in the sub-mm dimensional range and moulding a pair of thermoplastic materials (ABS and POM) were conducted. Three dimensional process simulations based on the finite element method have been performed to explore the capability of predicting filling pattern shape at component-level and surface micro feature-level in a polymer/polymer overmoulding process. Flow front predictions are compared with experimental results using the short shots technique over the whole miniaturized component and within the surface micro structures.
Proceedings of the 13th Euspen International Conference, 2013, p. 47-50
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13th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen), 2013
European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology