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Thermal monitoring of the thermoplastic injection molding process with FBGs
Author(s): Nélia J. Alberto; Rogério N. Nogueira; Victor F. Neto
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Paper Abstract

Injection molding is an important polymer processing method for manufacturing plastic components. In this work, the thermal monitoring of the thermoplastic injection molding is presented, since temperature is a critical parameter that influences the process features. A set of fiber Bragg gratings were multiplexed, aiming a two dimensional monitoring of the mold. The results allowed to identify the different stages of the thermoplastic molding cycle. Additionally, the data provide information about the heat transfer phenomena, an important issue for the thermoplastic injection sector, and thus for an endless number of applications that employ this type of materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9286, Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 928642 (22 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064167
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Nélia J. Alberto, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Rogério N. Nogueira, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Victor F. Neto, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9286:
Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa; Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Editor(s)

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