Design / Manufacturing Systems Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
During hot runner channel machining for plastic injection moulds,
the width of cut is often very much less than 50 percent.
An ACIS Solid Modeller based program was used to automatically
re-schedule the machining feed rate to maintain a predetermined
uncut chip thickness constraint.
A time savings of approximately 20 percent was achieved.
This project was sponsored by
Husky Injection Moulding Systems Inc.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada