In order to ensure the quality of the injection moulded polymer parts, much-needed in-process inspection & monitoring methods are proposed herein. They will serve to validate the proper replication of the micron and sub-micron structures. Zero-defect approaches are targeted by the implementation of specific in-line metrology technologies in the production line.

Innovation : In-line metrology solutions for zero-defect strategy implementation – Bottlenecks to overcome

  • Efficient model-based in-process monitoring and inspection tools will be developed and validated for repeatable and reproducible characterisation of mould inserts
  • In-line tools for monitoring and inspection of the functional surfaces of IM thermoplastic parts