CONFORMAL COOLING

Thermal optimization of tooling for injection molding and die casting is critical to run highest quality production, minimize production cycle time, and achieve best production efficiency. A properly engineered, conformal cooled mold contributes between 20% and 40% to reduction of cycle time. This improvement of productivity increases operating income by more than 40%.

Conformal cooling solutions presented are some typical industrial examples manufactured by HTS where:

  • thermal optimum of the part is reached,
  • production cycle time is significantly reduced,
  • complex drilling and extra hole tapping is eliminated,
  • in some cases both cooling and heating loops are included with only two connector, IN and OUT, sets.

DISTRIBUTOR PLATE

* Thermal Effectiveness Index: 38 %
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CASTING DISTRIBUTOR

* Thermal Effectiveness Index: 35 %
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CASTING PLATE

* Thermal Effectiveness Index: 15 %
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MOLD INSERT

* Thermal Effectiveness Index: 46 %
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DIE INSERT

* Thermal Effectiveness Index: 26 %
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DIE INSERT

* Thermal Effectiveness Index: 32 %
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DIE-CASTING DIE

* Thermal Effectiveness Index: 65 %
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*Thermal Effectiveness Index is a measure of increase of effective cooling surface of iTherm® product compared to conventional one, and as such a direct indicator of productivity increase (or reduction of cycle time) caused by iTherm® product. Effective cooling surface is a ratio of cooling channel surface area to the part working surface.