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pISSN : 1598-706X / eISSN : 2288-8381


한국주조공학회지 (20권2호 97-103)

Optimal Gating System Design of Escalator Step Die Casting Part by Using Taguchi Method

실험계획법에 의한 승강기용 구동부 주조품의 다이캐스팅 탕구방안 최적화

Won Je Jeong, Hyung Pyo Yoon*, Sun Kuk Hong*, ik Min Park

Pusan National University, *LG Production Engineering Research Center


In this study, a design of experiment, Taguchi method, was applied to optimize gating system design of escalator step die casting parts. Six shape factors which affect filling sequence of melt are adopted and divided into two levels respectively. Initial feeding differences of melt which were calculated by using S/N(signal-to-noise) ratio in each condition were demonstrated with the simulation of Flow-3D software program. Variations of S/N ratio according to shape factors were obtained and the optimal condition of gating system could also be obtained. It could be found that width of gate, contact angle of gate, thickness of runner are more effective factors on the filling sequence of melt than the others in this case of escalator step die casting parts. It showed that the economical gating system and sound filling sequence of melt were obtained by using Taguchi method.