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Pressure at End of Fill:

During the filling stage, the forward injection velocity of the reciprocating screw is controlled, which results in the pressure required to fill the cavity at that
velocity. The injection pressure is propagated through the molten plastic and results in a pressure drop distributed along the length of flow. The pressure at the
end of fill is a very good indication of how evenly the cavity has filled.
Uneven and even pressure at end of fill plots.
In the first example, an injection location was placed in the middle of an asymmetrical handle. The pressure at end of fill plot shows an uneven distribution of
pressure throughout the cavity. The second example shows that repositioning the injection location slightly to the right results in an even pressure distribution
throughout the cavity. Even pressure at all end of fill locations will improve the effects of packing pressures and cooling throughout the molded part. You should
attempt to place the injection location where the pressure at end of fill plot displays an even pressure distribution.
Note: Pressure drop is a function of flow length, part wall thickness, and melt viscosity. High pressures are required to fill thin-walled injection molded parts,
since the flow resistance through the smaller cross sectional area is greater. When SolidWorks Plastics detects a short shot, try the following:
1) Reposition the injection location: If the injection location is near the end of a part, the flow length is essentially the entire length of the part. Place the
injection location near the middle of the part to reduce the flow length to about half the length of the part. With the injection location located in the
middle, even though the plastic flow must travel in two directions, flow lengths and injection pressure requirements are reduced.
To reposition an injection location:
1) Under INPUT, Boundary Conditions, double-click Injection Location.
2) To delete the existing injection location, click either:
Delete Injection Location
Delete All Injection Locations
Note: The previous injection location turns blue, indicating that you can move it.
3) Click Yes, when prompted to delete an injection location.
4) In the Command Manager, click Mesh Model .
5) Double-click a Node located in the mesh to select the new injection location.
6) To define the new injection location, click Add Injection Location .
Note: The color of the injection location will change from blue to light purple.
7) Click OK .
8) Under RUN, double-click a fill option:
Flow + Pack (SolidWorks Plastics Premium only)
9) Click Yes, when prompted to replace the fill results.
2) Change the fill time: A shorter fill time (or injecting faster) typically lowers the viscosity of the melted plastic, allowing the material to flow further. Keep
in mind that the shorter fill time may increase the injection pressure required, shear rates and shear stress. The maximum injection pressure will be
limited by the machine, while plastic materials have maximum threshold values for shear rate and stress.
To change the fill time:
1) Under INPUT, Process Parameters, double-click Fill Settings.
2) Clear Auto.
3) For Filling Time, enter value for sec.
4) Click OK .
5) Under RUN, double-click a fill option:
Flow + Pack (SolidWorks Plastics Premium only)
6) Click Yes, when prompted to replace the fill results.
3) Increase part wall thickness: To reduce injection pressures, you can increase the wall thickness of the solid model. Then you would have to create a
new mesh and run the analysis again. Increasing the part wall thickness will increase cooling times and require more plastic material to mold the part.
To display a section view of pressure at end of fill:
1) Under RESULTS, double-click Fill Results.
2) Click Pressure at End of Fill.
3) Click Clipping Plane Mode .
The clipping plane mode of pressure at end of fill displays the internal pressure distribution throughout the cavity at end of fill (Solid Mesh only).
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