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Title: Porous media heat transfer for injection molding

Abstract

The cooling of injection molded plastic is targeted. Coolant flows into a porous medium disposed within an injection molding component via a porous medium inlet. The porous medium is thermally coupled to a mold cavity configured to receive injected liquid plastic. The porous medium beneficially allows for an increased rate of heat transfer from the injected liquid plastic to the coolant and provides additional structural support over a hollow cooling well. When the temperature of the injected liquid plastic falls below a solidifying temperature threshold, the molded component is ejected and collected.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1255215
Patent Number(s):
9,352,502
Application Number:
14/313,790
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 24
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Beer, Neil Reginald. Porous media heat transfer for injection molding. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Beer, Neil Reginald. Porous media heat transfer for injection molding. United States.
Beer, Neil Reginald. Tue . "Porous media heat transfer for injection molding". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1255215.
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