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.
*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.