How to use hot runner system for molding parts with glass fiber
In order to improve the mechanical properties of rigidity, strength and also for surface hardness. A wide range of polymers are now produced in glass-fiber (varieties %), including PA, LCP, etc. On the other hand, it was found that increasing the glass-fiber also increase the complicate of surfaces wear, erosion, and gate frozen problem. It may damage the mold components and hot runner system. Typically Glass fiber grades are not recommended for hot runner applications. But hot runner systems can provide an array of benefits, including reduced material use, faster cycles, and overall better part quality.
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As following is a case study :
• Mechanical part (weight/part) : 2 g/pc.
• Material : PA66 + 40% glass fiber.
• Cavities : 4 cavities / mold.
• 3-plate mold : runner 15.6 g/shot. (24 second/cycle)
• Hot runner mold : no waste runner. (16 second/cycle)
-->Productivity from 14,400 (pcs/day) of 3-plate mold to 21,600 (pcs/day) by hot runner mold. Saving in material 15.6 g per mold, and then it can save 56.16 Kg per day, and it can save 7.5 (US$/KG) * 56.16 (KG) = 421.2 US$ per day.