Fluid delivery and metering for reaction-injection molding

C. L. Tucker, N. P. Suh

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Power consumption and metering accuracy of reaction-injection-molding (RIM) fluiddelivery systems are examined. Emphasis is on the use of simple models to understand the source of metering errors and to estimate the magnitudes of these errors. Typical examples are given. The basic understanding provided by these models is used to explain the advantages of a new type of RIM fluid-delivery system developed at M.I.T. The new system offers reduced machine size and cost by minimizing instantaneous power requirements, and the metering system can achieve higher accuracy than conventional equipment while using less-accurate components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-681
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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