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Title: Vertical micro-injection machine
Authors: Yung, KL 
Keywords: Micro-injection molding
Machine design
Plastic molds
Issue Date: 21-Aug-2007
Source: US Patent 7,258,543 B2. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office, 2007. How to cite?
Abstract: A vertical micro-injection machine includes a plasticizing unit, in which a feeding channel is provided and a screw or a plunger for transporting the molten material is provided in the feeding channel; an injection unit adapted to receive a metered amount of molten material from the plasticizing unit; an injection mold adapted to receive the metered amount of molten material from the injection unit; at least two thrust cylinders adapted to close the injection mold before injection and open the injection mold after injected parts solidified; and the injection unit includes an injection cylinder, the injection cylinder is connected with the feeding channel of the plasticizing unit, and a vertically reciprocating plunger is provided in the injection cylinder, which can expel air above the molten material in the injection cylinder by its upward advancement and then push the molten material into the injection mold. The vertical micro-injection machine according to the invention can eliminate the need for valves, avoids air entrapment in the molten plastic, provides a very high speed injection and reduces dead zones in the injection process that trap and degrade the material quality.
Rights: Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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