Injection Molding Shop
- Thanks to ?? for donating two injection molding machines.
- Thanks to ?? for alerting i3Detroit about the availability of these machines.
- Thanks to Jim K., Roger S., Nate W., (someone please help with this list!) for bringing these unwieldy, messy, heavy machines to the space under a tight deadline.
- Keep shop area clear of debris, spills, and other hazards.
- Wear eye protection at all time when using equipment.
- Wear appropriate clothing. Tie long hair back, remove dangling jewelery.
- Take your time. Accidents happen because someone is in too big of a hurry.
- Think about what you are doing. If something seems unsafe, it probably is.
Injection Molding Shop Infrastructure ToDo List
|Cooling water supply||We do not expect to need a chiller|
|Electrical power|| 240V 18A 3PH rating on large hydraulic pump motor
Heater power TBD, smaller machine TBD
|Plastic pellet storage|
|Hydraulic fluid spill management||Sheet metal pan under each machine (proposed)|
Injection Molding Shop Support ToDo List
|Mold Design|| CAE (software tool chain?)
Copy existing mold design (where to find examples?)
|Mold Fabrication|| Tool steel appears to be impractical.
Forged/rolled Al plate (specialized mold alloy) proposed.
|Process Control||Temperature (two zones), pressure, cycle time, etc.|
Arburg ALLROUNDER 150 ToDo List
|Documentation||Attempt to contact Arburg in Germany.|
Arburg (Model TBD) ToDo List