Developments in Polymer Injection Molding

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Processing and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 103

Special Issue Editor


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Guest Editor
1. College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
2. State Key Laboratory of Precision Manufacturing for Extreme Service Performance, Changsha 410083, China
Interests: polymer processing; micro- and nano-manufacturing; flame-retardant polymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Injection molding, a versatile process that allows for the mass production of complex components, has long been a cornerstone of the plastics industry. Injection-molded products are widely used in our daily lives, especially in fields like automotive, mobile phones, and household appliances. In recent research, variable new processes have emerged to enable injection-molded products with unique functions or high performances, like micro-/nano-injection molding, intelligent injection molding, ultrasonic-/air-/fluid-assisted plasticization and molding, etc. In addition, the emerging of novel materials like lightweight, green, and engineering plastics and fiber-reinforced plastics also drives innovations in mold design and molding processes. Besides, sensors and actuators, engineering simulations, and artificial intelligence are also essential to help understand the filling of the cooling steps as well as to enhance the quality and efficiency of the injection molding process.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest research on “Recent Developments in Polymer Injection Molding”. We invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting related articles and review papers.

Dr. Lu Zhang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • precise injection molding
  • mold design and simulation
  • intelligent injection molding
  • ultrasonic-/air-/fluid-assisted injection molding
  • injection molding with fiber-reinforced plastics
  • lightweight/green/engineering plastics
  • process optimization

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