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]]>Not only does the software supply an answer to how much water cooling is required, BTU’s and kilowatts, the pounds and kilograms per hour of material will be processed, and the chiller size requirements.

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]]>When designing injection molds, it is very often desirable to use pneumatic cylinder to move objects, or act in place of springs. Pneumatic cylinders are used to separate plates, move side-action components, create false breaks, and much more. Because they are used so often, and I try to make engineering easier and faster, I have included a feature in the software for doing these calculations.

The pneumatic cylinder size calculator sizes the piston so that the force generated is twice what is actually needed. If the force is too low, the movement is sluggish due to being underpowered. If the cylinder is sized to large for the application, the object can also move too slowly because an excessive volume of air is needed to operate the cylinder.

You will also notice that the return force is always less than the forward force, as there is no air pressure acting on the area where the piston rod is located.

As with all feature in DZynSource Mold Engineering Software, the calculation is available in both Imperial and SI units (inch or metric).

I have also included the scfm calculation needed for valve sizing when working with pneumatics, as this is usually a consideration that needs to be, or should be, calculated or measured. The metric calculation returns the air volume in liters.

Here is a link to a tutorial on how to use the Pneumatic Cylinder feature:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-VPWS8Ob88

Please check it out and let me know what you think.

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]]>The equation used in this calculation is: Diameter = (SFM / RPM) / (Pi * 12)

where, SFM = Surface Feet per Minute,

RPM = Revolutions per Minute, and

Pi = 3.141592654

When using DZynSource Mold Engineering Software to do the calculation, go to “Machining Calculations” / “Surface Feet Per Minute” and then choose “Diameter” from the option boxes.

Enter the RPM’s and he surface feed per minute in the appropriate text boxes. Press Calculate. The answer appears in the Answer frame.

Use the Clear button to clear all fields, however this is not necessary in order to do another calculation. You may simply type over the previous entries.

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]]>**Metric screw sizes are calculated as follows:**

- Minor diameter = Major diameter – (1.226869 x pitch)
- Pitch diameter = Major diameter – (.649519 x pitch)
- The tensile stress area = ((root dia + pitch dia) / 2)^2 * Pi/4

**Inch screw sizes are calculated as follows:**

- Minor diameter = Major diameter – (1.299038 x pitch)
- Pitch diameter = Major diameter – (.649519 x pitch)
- The tensile stress area = ((minor diameter + pitch diameter) / 2)^2 * Pi/4

Of course, you can download DZynSource Mold Engineering Software and not have to do these calculations yourself!

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]]>Unit Conversions Section – Over 300 separate conversions

**Converter for Hours into Days or Weeks**

**D.C. Electrical Calculations:** 9 Different Ohm’s Law Calculations

**Fluids Calculations:**

Bubbler sizing

Continuity Eq.

Equivalent Hydraulic Diameter – General Case

Equivalent Hydraulic Diameter – Annular Channel

Hydraulic Cylinder Calculations

Pneumatic Cylinder Calculations

Pressure Losses (Darcy’s Equation)

Pressure Loss or Flow Rate Through an Orifice

Pressure Losses in Valves and Fittings

Reynolds Number Calculations

**Galvanic Table**

**Gate Sizing:** Hot Tip, Edge Gate, & Sub-Gate

**Helix and Cam Angles**

**Hot Runner Checklist** – set up as a word processor so you can add your own items.

**Machining Calculations:**

effective Cutter Diameter

Feed Rate / Feed Per Tooth

Inches per minute <> Inches Per Revolution

Surface Feet Per Minute

Surface Roughness

3-Sided Cutter Angle Calculator

**Material Properties:**

36 different molds making steels, aluminums, and high conductivity alloys.

Can open up to 4 properties lists for easy comparison.

Mold and Plate Weight Calculator: steel or aluminum, based on solid block size

**Molding Calculations:**

Chiller Sizing, includes the number of BTU’s of heat to be removed per hour, the gallons per minute of water required to remove the heat content of the plastic.

Clamp force table, by material type

Cooling Time Estimator – Ballman Shusman method

Colorant Let Down Weight Calculator

Minimum Mold Open Time- time for the highest part to drop below the mold

Pounds or Kilograms of Material per hour

Plastic Shrink Rate Table and Steel and Plastics Size Calculator

Tie Bar Stretch

**Production Calculations:**

Pounds or Kilograms of Material per hour (Second location, for convenience)

Molding Capacity: single or multi-molds. Parts per minute, hour, day, week,4 weeks, and year.

Converter for Hours into Days or Weeks (Second location, for convenience)

Number of cavities required, based on production needs.

Number of plastic parts that can be molded in a given time.

Time to mold a certain quantity of parts.

**Runner Size Calculator**

**Strength of Materials Calculations:**

Beam Deflections, 9 different loading and support scenarios

Circular discs, fixed or supported circumference, uniform load or spot load

Round Cavity Expansion, due to internal pressure. Through bore or blind pocket.

Elastic Strain:

Uniform Cross-section, single material

Uniform Cross-section, two materials assembly

Tapered Cross-section, single material

Hoop Stress

Leader Pin Bend Calculator, with 1, 2, or 3 moving plates; with plate weight estimator

Long Column with central loading, critical load calculator

L/K Test to determine if the long column calculator is the appropriate method.

Moment of Inertia Calculator, also calculates area, Radius of Gyration, Section Modulus, and distance to extreme fiber of 10 common geometric shapes.

Mold Plate Expansion due to internal pressure. Designed especially for side action molds. Includes blind or through pocket comparison.

**Surface Finish Tables:** SPI/SPE comparison, RA vs. RMS inch and metric, grinding grit & VDI

**Thermal Calculations: **

Thermal Expansion Coefficient calculator for 30 different mold making metals. Calculate expansion, initial size, or final size.

Chiller Sizing, includes the number of BTU’s of heat to be removed per hour, the gallons per minute of water required to remove the heat content of the plastic. (Second location, for convenience)

**Thread Properties:**

Three wire size, also includes largest, smallest and best wire size. Inch and metric.

Pipe Threads: Tap drills size for N.P.T. and B.S.P.T. threads, with & w/out pipe reamer.

Properties of Threads: includes major, minor, and tap drill diameters. Also includes tensile stress area and a torque calculator.

**Trigonometry**

Circular segment calculator

Decimal degrees to Degrees, Minute, Seconds Converter. Works for both directions.

Right Angle Trigonometry.

Roll Dimension Calculator, Obtuse and acute angles.

Sine plate gage block calculator.

Tooling ball dimension calculator.

**Unscrewing Mold Calculations**

**Vent Calculator**

Vent depth table, by material type.

Vent width calculator.

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]]>Circular disc bending and deflection can now be calculated. This is great for check the strength of a round core with a top center gate. There are a total 4 options in this section: perimeter fixed or supported with uniform load, or smaller concentric load on either support type.

There’s a new capacity and utilization feature that covers single or multiple mold packages, and automatically calculates how many parts per day, week, 4 weeks, and per year all based on your input.

There are many more additions to the software, and I’ll be posting on them in the near future.

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]]>“Every mold making company should own a copy. Great idea, great implementation.”

Jim Philippe / Tooling Engineer CORNING LIFE SCIENCES

Thank you, Jim Philippe, for your kind words!

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]]>“ I am impressed with your software; talk about practical and useful! Anyone in the business can sure appreciate what you have done.”

Brett Niggel, Designer, Studio One Eleven

Thank you for the kind words, Brett!

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