Fuzzy control on manufacturing welding systems: To apply fuzzy theory in the control of weld line of plastic injection-molding

Mei Yung Chen, Yi Cheng Chen, Shia Chung Chen

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Abstract

The present study has successfully applied fuzzy control logic in controlling the weld line position for an injection-molded part. Although only a simple molded part was dealt with here, the incorporation of fuzzy control with CAE software in controlling the weld line position is a breakthrough in the concept of mold-design optimization. During the analysis, only four calculations of decision and simulation were conducted before the final result was obtained, saving considerable time compared with conventional trial and error or computer simulation methods. Consequently, the mold-design process can be accelerated. Since the weld line does appear at the expected location in the actual molded part, the present results can provide a sound basis for developing mold-design optimization. Future works under consideration include: 1)Apply the present approach to molded parts with complex geometry.2)Apply the present approach to molded parts with two or more gates, i.e., two or more output variables are necessary, as IF E is MP and V is NP, THEN U1 is SP and U2 is NP 3)Membership functions and some rules are established by neural networks so as to reduce manual input.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Industrial Control
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages315-324
Number of pages10
Edition9781846284687
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1

Publication series

NameAdvances in Industrial Control
Number9781846284687
ISSN (Print)1430-9491
ISSN (Electronic)2193-1577

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Chen, M. Y., Chen, Y. C., & Chen, S. C. (2006). Fuzzy control on manufacturing welding systems: To apply fuzzy theory in the control of weld line of plastic injection-molding. In Advances in Industrial Control (9781846284687 ed., pp. 315-324). (Advances in Industrial Control; No. 9781846284687). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-469-4_21