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A METHOD OF OPTIMIZING A THERMOFORMING PROCESS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018748D
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-05

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Inventors:
Rodolfo Jose Salmang Frohard Mark J. Wiercx John L. Sugden
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Abstract

A computer automated apparatus for measuring the melt strength and predicting the performance of a resin during the thermoforming process, comprising a "bubble burst test" apparatus modified with a load cell in the shaft of the linear motor pushing the plug that transmits all the force required by the plug during its stroke and simultaneously measures the total force, linked to a high speed data acquisition system that provides all the process parameters.