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Design, development and evaluation of 3D mold inserts using a rapid prototyping technique and powder-sintering process

Yarlagadda, Prasad K. & Wee, Lee Kien (2006) Design, development and evaluation of 3D mold inserts using a rapid prototyping technique and powder-sintering process. International Journal of Production Research, 44(5), pp. 919-938.

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Abstract

In this research work, attempts have been made to design, develop and evaluate the performance of mould inserts for injection moulding by using a powdersintering process. Maraging steel powder, sintering aid and binder are materials used in this proposed development process. Attempts have been made to perform in-depth studies and to apply the powder-sintering process, to eventually produce the final sintered components. In addition, an analysis of the dimensional accuracy of the respective stereolithography master models and an analysis of the sintered specimens during various stages of powder-sintering process have been carried out. The intelligent manufacturing systems (IMS) test part with minor modifications has been used in the evaluation of dimensional accuracy, tolerances, distortion and volumetric variations. The main reason for using this unique geometry is the suitability of its design for injection-moulding processes and tooling.

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ID Code: 6443
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information please refer to the publisher's website (link above) or contact the author: y.prasad@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Rapid prototyping, Rapid tooling, Powder, sintering process, Dimensional accuracy, Injection, moulding process
DOI: 10.1080/00207540500140880
ISSN: 1366-588X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in International Journal of Production Research 44(5):pp. 919-938.
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:17

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