As part of the project “Combining simulations, machines and tools to optimize the production process of polymer products” (CoSiMa), project partners at Kolektor Orodjarna in Postojna performed experimental testing for a drug push product with selected material from the PA66 family with a 35% share of glass fibres, where we analysed in addition to process parameters, also the dynamic behaviour of the injection moulding machine. These experiments are intended to support further activities to optimize the injection moulding process by allowing automatic changes to the adjustment settings on injection moulding machines. We will also perform dimensional measurements and accompanying simulations of filling and shrinking on the injection moulded pieces, so as to evaluate the obtained results according to the settings production data, which will also be analysed. Our future aim is to continue with experimental testing with other materials as well as on other products.
Project is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.