The effect of cooling rate on rotationally molded parts

G. W.G. McDowell, M. C. Cramez, E. M.A. Harkin-Jones, W. McMinn, R. J. Crawford

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Abstract

The quality of a rotationally molded part is highly dependent on its cooling rate, perhaps more so than its heating rate. A trade off between part quality and cycle times is often necessary to ensure economical feasibility. This paper presents an overview of the effect of cooling rate on final part quality. The temperature profile through the part wall during cooling is related to the part's mechanical properties, morphology, shape and general appearance. Six different mold cooling rates are investigated; they range from quiescent cooling (average 2C°/min) to water spray cooling (average 15C°/min).

Original languageEnglish
Pages1226-1230
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2003
Event61st Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 2003 - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: 4 May 20038 May 2003

Conference

Conference61st Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 2003
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period4/05/038/05/03

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    McDowell, G. W. G., Cramez, M. C., Harkin-Jones, E. M. A., McMinn, W., & Crawford, R. J. (2003). The effect of cooling rate on rotationally molded parts. 1226-1230. Paper presented at 61st Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 2003, Nashville, TN, United States.