Patent Number: 8,870,563

Title: Plasticating and injection device

Abstract: Plasticizing system for plasticizing solidified-resin particle, plasticizing system, comprising: housing assembly providing: (i) melt channel configured to receive solidified-resin particle, and (ii) opposite-facing surfaces spaced apart from each other, and defining, at least in part, convergene channel configured to receive the solidified-resin particle. Opposite-facing surfaces and the convergence channel form part of melt channel. Plunger assembly is movable, at least in part, relative to opposite-facing surfaces. Plunger assembly configured to move, at least in part, solidified-resin particle relative to opposite-facing surfaces along, at least in part, convergence channel. In response to relative movement between solidified-resin particle and opposite-facing surfaces, solidified-resin particle receives, in use, plasticization-inducing effect from opposite-facing surfaces. The plasticization-inducing effect is configured to platicize solidified-resin particle into flowable melt and injected into a mold assembly (850 ).

Inventors: Belzile; Manon Danielle (Fairfield, VT)

Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.

International Classification: B29C 45/72 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00