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Title: Fabrication of a high precision silicone rubber mold for replicating wax patterns of cylinder heads
Authors: Kuo, Chil-Chyuan
Shi, Zhong-Sheng
Keywords: Cylinder head;Rapid prototyping;Rapid tooling;Silicone rubber mold;Wax patterns;Shrinkage
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: New products must be more quickly and cheaply developed, manufactured and introduced to the market due to the pressure of global competition. This work demonstrates a technique for producing accurate wax patterns made from a high precision silicone rubber mold. Silicone rubber mold is cut into five components, which is the minimum number of components for assembling the silicone rubber mold. The advantages of this silicone rubber mold include savings in assembly time, reduction of human error while assembling the silicone rubber mold and good assembly precision. The shrinkage of critical dimensions can be controlled within 2.19%. Results reported here can speed up the velocity in the development of a new cylinder head in the motorcycle industry.
Page(s): 157-162
ISSN: 0975-1017 (Online); 0971-4588 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEMS Vol.19(3) [June 2012]

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