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High-Impact Injection Moulding Platform for mass-production of 3D and/or large micro-structured surfaces with Antimicrobial, Self-cleaning, Anti-scratch, Anti-squeak and Aesthetic functionalities

Deliverables

Data Management Plan

The DMP will describe the project’s policy concerning any shared data. It will serve to ensure that any shared data is findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (FAIR). It will cover the handling, curation and preservation of research data during and after the end of the project. It will summarise what data will be collected, what data will be shared and via what methodology and standards it will be shared.

Simulation data for input into WP 4

The efficiency of microstructure replication on thermoplastic parts via IM will be modelled. It will require inputs from the injection moulding process and the part metrology. The software to be developed53 will simulate the replication efficiency of the microstructures on the polymer part surface, taking into account the part geometry, the polymer material behavior and the IM process parameters.The resulting demonstrator is expected to serve as a production assistant-tool enabling one to control the process parameters and the resulting part quality, while facilitating the manufacturing of such functional parts.

Public summary of the specifications of all three demonstrators

This public summary of the results of Tasks 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 will enable dissemination whilst not compromising partners' IP.

Communication tools

Communication tools will include the logo, poster, video, brochure and website.

Multifunction tool and planar insert design

A multifunctional tool design will be developed and manufactured to study the influence of process variants (rapid mould temperature cycling, inductive heating, injection compression, cavity evacuation, ultrasonic ejection) on the replication of patterns produced on simple inserts. The tool design will be a small scale, low cost concept that can accept a standard insert, allowing parallel studies on different moulding hardware at the UBradford and IPC facilities. Multiple variants of the insert will have a range of surface geometries and laser-prepared patterns which are representative of the end user devices.

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Publications

Reduced friction and wear of electro-brush plated nickel composite coatings reinforced by graphene oxide

Author(s): Shaojun Qi, Xiaoying Li, Hanshan Dong
Published in: Wear, Issue 426-427, 2019, Page(s) 228-238, ISSN 0043-1648
DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2018.12.069