1st Edition

Computer-Aided Injection Mold Design and Manufacture



ISBN 9780824753146
Published August 2, 2004 by CRC Press
392 Pages

 
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Book Description

Examining processes that affect more than 70 percent of consumer products ranging from computers to medical devices and automobiles, this reference presents the latest research in automated plastic injection and die casting mold design and manufacture. It analyzes many industrial examples and methodologies while focusing on the algorithms, implementation procedures, and system architectures that will lead to a fully automated or semi-automated computer-aided injection mold design system (CADIMDS). This invaluable guide in this challenging area of precision engineering summarizes key findings and innovations from the authors' many years of research on intelligent mold design technologies.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
CAD/CAM Technology in Tooling Applications
CAD/CAM of Injection Molds
Summary

PLASTIC INJECTION MOLD DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY
Introduction
Plastic Injection Mold Design
Mold Design Methodology
Computer-Aided Injection Mold Design and Assembly
Summary

INTELLIGENT MOLD DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY
Introduction
Feature and Associativity-Based Injection Mold Design
Representation of Injection Mold Assemblies
Optimal Parting Design for Core and Cavity Creation
Automatic Cavity Layout Design
Recognition and Extraction of Undercut Features
Generation of Side-Cores for Sliders and Lifters
System Implementations and Case Studies
Summary

SEMI-AUTOMATED DIE CASTING DIE DESIGN
Introduction
Principles of Die Casting Die Design
Computer-Aided Die Casting Die Design
Design of Cavity Layout and Gating System
Die-Base Design
Generation of Core and Cavity
Automatic Subtraction of Die Component
Summary

CAE APPLICATIONS IN MOLD DESIGN
Introduction
CAE Analysis Procedures and Functionalities
CAE in the Mold Development
Application Examples
CAE Challenges in Mold Design
Summary

COMPUTER-AIDED DIE AND MOLD MANUFACTURE COMPUTER-AIDED
Introduction
Interference-Detection in Mold Matching
3-Axis End-Mill Interference Detection
Optimal Cutter Selection
Computer-Aided Electrode Design and Machining
Modification of Mold Design and Tool Path Regeneration
Summary

PROCESS PLANNING IN MOLD MAKING
Introduction
An Optimizing Modeling Approach to CAPP
CAPP for Sliders and Lifters
System Implementation and an Example
Summary

EARLY COST ESTIMATION OF INJECTION MOLDS
Introduction
Cost Function Approximation Using Neural Networks
Cost-Related Factors for Injection Molds
The Neural Network Training
Summary

CASE STUDIES: IMOLD® AND IMOLD-WORKS FOR MOLD DESIGN
Intelligent Mold Design and Assembly Systems
A Windows-Based Mold Design and Assembly System
Summary

Glossary
Index

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