Jurnal Teknik Mesin
Vol 7, No 2 (2017)

Optimization of Injection molding Parameters using the Taguchi Method to Maximize Biocomposite Material Tensile Strength

Sufiyanto Sufiyanto (Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Nasional Jambi)

Article Info

Publish Date
31 Oct 2017


This research explained a study for optimization of parameters process on the injection molding biocomposite material, which is a mixture of plastics and natural fibers. Natural fibers used is rice husk (RH) mixed with polypropylene (PP) and maleic anhydride polypropylene (MAPP). The biocomposite molded into tensile specimens ASTM D638-03 using the injection molding machine. The varied of injection molding is the parameters process, that are divided into 4 parameters and each consists of 3 levels, then be done tensile tests on specimens. Optimization performed using the Taguchi method with orthogonal matrix design L27(313). The maximum tensile strength of biocomposite were barrel temperature of 210°C, injection pressure of 55 bar, holding pressure of 40 bar, and injection velocity of 75 mm/sec

Copyrights © 2017

Journal Info





Mechanical Engineering


Jurnal Teknik Mesin (JTM) is a journal aims to be a peer-reviewed platform and an authoritative source of information. We publish original research papers, review articles and case studies focused on mechanical engineering and other related topics. All papers are peer-reviewed by at least two ...