Mold Gate Location Optimization Analysis Theory
The injection molding process is heavily affected by where the mold gate location(s) are placed on the mold cavity. If the right gate location(s) are not selected the part will have quality issues during the mold trial process.
Wrong gate location will cause Problems including but are not limited to the following:
- Incomplete cavity fill (short sot)
- High shear rates
- High shear stresses
- High molded in stress
- Difficult to vent air traps