Injection molding process optimization for back cover of a laptop computer

Design Requirements
  • Minimize z-direction bending of the back cover
Design Problem Formulation
  • Design variables  (6)
    Process variables concerning time, pressure, and temperature
  • Objective (1)
    Minimize difference between minimum and maximum z-directional displacement
Simulation and Design Software
  • Simulation : Moldflow
  • Design : PIAnO
Design Optimization Process
  1. Establish automation and analyze design problem
  2. Perform design optimization using an optimizer
Optimization Result
  • Difference between minimum and maximum z-directional displacement reduced by 49%