This book attempts to survey the state of the science and technology of the injection molding process. It represents a comprehensive, balanced mix of practical and theoretical aspects for a wide range of injection molding applications. The authors of the 21 chapters are experts and leaders in their respective areas of specialization in the injection molding field. While it is not possible to cover all aspects of such a dynamic growing field, we hope that the reader will find sufficient information and background to become acquainted, at various levels of depth, with key components of the science and technology of injection molding.
Contents: Injection Molding: Introduction and General Background Injection Molding Machines, Tools, and Processes The Plasticating System for Injection Molding Machines Non-Conventional Injection Molds Gas Assisted Injection Molding Water Injection Techniques (WIT) Flow Induced Fiber Micro-Structure in Injection Molding of Fiber Reinforced Materials Injection Foam Molding Powder Metal Injection Molding Micro Injection Molding Internal Visualization of Mold Cavity and Heating Cylinder Injection Molding Control Optimal Design for Injection Molding Development of Injection Molding Simulation Three-Dimensional Injection Molding Simulation Viscoelastic Instabilities in Injection Molding Evolution of Structural Hierarchy in Injection Molded Semicrystalline Polymers Modeling Aspects of Post-Filling Steps in Injection Molding Volumetric and Anisotropic Shrinkage in Injection Moldings of Thermoplastics Three-Dimensional Simulation of Gas-Assisted and Co-Injection Molding Processes Co-Injection Molding of Polymers