The Distribution of polymer A and B result is generated from a Co-injection analysis, and shows the penetration and distribution of polymer A (skin, in red color) and polymer B (core, in blue color), calculated layer by layer, as a fraction of total part thickness.
Using this result
- Penetration goal 1
To use the specified amount of core material, for example, to produce a part consisting of 30% core material.
- Penetration goal 2
To enable core material to reach almost to the ends of the part, farthest from the gate(s), but not all the way. Reaching almost to the ends ensures uniform distribution, but reaching all the way indicates the core material is breaking through the surface.
- Distribution goal
To use the core material equally throughout the part, so as not to introduce structural or warpage problems.
Note Move the animation slider bar to view the presence of polymer B at each thickness layer, ranging from 0 (the inside wall of the part) to 1 (the outside wall of the part). At each thickness layer, you will see a plot that uses one color to show where polymer A is located and the other color to show polymer B.
Things to look for
- Good penetration of core material.
- Uniform distribution of core material.
- Only skin material on the surface (at normalized thickness = 1).