Shrinkage Effect of Vacuum Casting Process Parameters using Taguchi Method

  • Mohd Nazri Ahmad Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Nurul Ain Maidin Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Mohd Hidayat Ab Rahman Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Mohd Hairizal Osman Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Mohammad Khalid Wahid Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Mohamad Faris Mohd Basir Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka

Abstract

This paper investigates the optimization of vacuum casting process by using Taguchi method. Vacuum casting process is a one of the method in Rapid Tooling Technology. The parts produced by vacuum casting process has it accuracy varies with the changes of the process parameters of the machine such as resin temperature, vacuum pressure time, mould temperature and some others. In order to optimize 3 parameters which are resin temperature, mould temperature and vacuum pressure time, the L’9 orthogonal array was used. From the results, it shows that the optimum parameters that may improve the shrinkage effect are resin temperature (30 °C), mould temperature (60 °C) and vacuum pressure time (5 min.). The shrinkage values between default and optimum parameter are 0.159mm and 0.336mm respectively. Thus, the improvement on shrinkage effect was 52.4 percent. The study demonstrates that the better dimensional accuracy of vacuum casting process can be optimized using Taguchi Method.

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Published
03-09-2019
How to Cite
Ahmad, M. N., Maidin, N. A., Ab Rahman, M. H., Osman, M. H., Wahid, M. K., & Mohd Basir, M. F. (2019). Shrinkage Effect of Vacuum Casting Process Parameters using Taguchi Method. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 11(3). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/4692