Investigation of injection molding process parameters characteristics using RSM approach
The present study analyzes the important characteristics of plastic injection molding machining process. The polypropylene (PP) material has used as a specimen and effect of melt temperature, packing pressure and injection pressure has been investigated on the tensile modulus and elongation. Total 20 experiments have been performed to analyses the results. Response surface methodology (RSM) was adopted for optimization of injection molding process parameters. The experiments were conducted by using central composite design. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) techniques was used for selection of significant and non-significant parameters. The experimental results show that the RSM influence elongation by 87.04%, 11.52%, 1.43% and tensile modulus by 85.35%, 11.4%, 3.25%.
Keywords: Injection molding; polypropylene; tensile modulus; elongation