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Injection Molding Core Cavity

Rapid injection molding is a process that produces parts quickly. The goal is to make sure that the parts are of good quality. Determining the orientation of the part in the mold is very important. This is because the part should stay in the mold that contains the ejector system.
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How To Choose Injection Molding Core and Cavity?


Rapid injection molding is a process that produces parts quickly. The goal is to make sure that the parts are of good quality. Determining the orientation of the part in the mold is very important. This is because the part should stay in the mold that contains the ejector system.


Injection Molding Core and Cavity

Injection mold involves two halves, one being the A-side and the other being the B-side. The A-side is attached to the press, while the B-side is connected to the press's moving clamp. The B-side forces the A and B-sides together, and the ejector pins are actuated. The clamps on both sides have an ejection actuator, which is used to control the ejector pins. When the parts are injected into the mold, the clamps pull the B-side away from the A-side.


To prevent the plastic from getting dislodged from the mold, the outer surface should be formed in the cavity of the mold, while the inner part should be formed by the B-side. As the plastic cools, it should shrink away from the A-side, and the glass should stay in the B-side. The plastic will then shrink away from the A-side and onto the B-side. The glass will then cling to the B-side and push off from the core.


If the mold design was reversed, the outer part of the glass would go away from the B-side and onto the A-side. It would then stick to the A-side without the ejector pins. At TEAM MFG, our staff members use various software tools to make the right A-side or B-side choice. Sometimes, it is difficult to predict which side of a mold a part will stick to. A well-designed part can prevent this from happening.


A Rectangular Example

A rectangular housing with four through holes should have a cavity on the A-side and a core on the B-side. The design for the holes can be handled in two different ways: draft the cores toward the A-side to prevent the part from moving in the A-side, or draft the holes toward the B-side to prevent the part from moving in the B-side. The draft of the core should be placed on the B-side to ensure that the part will stick to the B-side. Also, the draft should avoid any heavy texture on the outside of the part, which could cause it to bend or tear off when it opens. The design also should avoid having too much texture on the outside of the part, as this could cause it to stick in the A-side.


Contact Us

As always, you can contact TEAM MFG applications engineer at enquiry@teamrapidtooling.com.


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