At the start of the measurement, the part is assumed to be filled with material at its melt temperature (Tmelt).
To avoid receiving a warning, the following steps can be taken.
- Increase the cycle time, to obtain more time for cooling.
- If you have already designed a cooling circuit, lower the temperature of the coolants.
- Place a cooling circuit in the area where the elements are not freezing
Using this result
Ideally the part should freeze uniformly. Areas of the part that take longer to freeze may indicate hot spots, or thicker cross sections.
Look at the time difference between most of the model freezing and the last area freezing. If this difference is large, determine if the problem is caused by an increased wall thickness or a high mold temperature. If the thickness is high, consider redesigning the part. If the mold temperature is high, modify the cooling layout to eradicate the hot spots.
Things to look for
When viewing the Time to reach ejection temperature, part result, watch for the following:
- Uniform polymer freeze distribution.
- Check the Circuit Reynolds number result to ensure that the Reynolds number values for each circuit are high; low values indicate inefficient heat extraction. Increase the flow rate into the relevant circuit(s).
- Hot spots-try to achieve more uniform cooling.