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Temperature, mold-cavity interface (transient) result
Using this result
Use this result to monitor the temperature of the mold as it is affected by the temperature of the plastic in the cavity during the injection cycle. This result enables you to decide whether the cooling channels are cooling effectively, and whether their placement will affect cycle time and part warpage. If there are hot or cool spots, you may need to adjust the cooling channels, or coolant temperature. Cooling channel placement and the thermal conductivity of the mold will affect the temperature variations.
You can create an XY plot of the transient mold-cavity interface temperature, on any given node, to see how the temperature at that node varies with time. Click on
in the Results
pane of the Home
tab, then click
( ) and scroll down to the result. Remember to change the Plot type
Things to look for
When viewing the Temperature, mold-cavity interface (transient) result, watch for the following.
- Localized hot or cold spots.
- The cooling pattern. Is it evenly distributed?