Method for producing three-dimensional designs in film insert molding

Shoko Fujii, Hideki Aoyama, Yukio Mori, Youichi Azagami, Syouji Harada

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Abstract

Plastic is an important material in product design because it easily transforms, is very light, and has multifarious structural characteristics. Nevertheless, it gives the customer the impression of a cheap product. Therefore, decorative techniques are often applied to plastic products. Decorative techniques can improve the appearance of a plastic product while making use of its beneficial characteristics. At present, film insert molding method is predominantly used in decorating plastic products. In general, a designer creates a three-dimensional design but the film insert molding method uses a two-dimensional pattern. Thus, it is difficult to reproduce a three-dimensional design with a two-dimensional film; no study has been conducted on the reproduction of three-dimensional design using film insert molding method to-date. The objective of this study is to develop a design generation method to reproduce a three-dimensional design with a twodimensional film pattern. The effectiveness of the proposed method is experimentally validated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Design, and Complexity
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858462
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2017 - Tampa, United States
Duration: 2017 Nov 32017 Nov 9

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume11

Other

OtherASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityTampa
Period17/11/317/11/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Fujii, S., Aoyama, H., Mori, Y., Azagami, Y., & Harada, S. (2017). Method for producing three-dimensional designs in film insert molding. In Systems, Design, and Complexity (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 11). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2017-70636