Prof. dr hab. inż. Jacek W. Kaczmar
Department of Foundry, Plastics and Automation
Wrocław University of Science and Technology
Prof. Jacek W. Kaczmar studied at Wrocław University of Science and Technology and in 1995 became the Associate Professor and in 2015 Full Professor. From 1981-1983 he worked at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and from 1990-1991 as the Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Technische Universität Clausthal in Germany. Now he is active in the area of metal based composite materials strengthened with ceramic fibres and particles, in the joining of metals and polymers during the process of injection moulding and in the thin walled metal alloy structures for the enhancement of heat flow in the heat accumulators.
Investigations of adhesion of polymer composites to metal inserts generated during injection moulding
In this work the adhesion mechanism at the polymer-metal hybrid joints generated during injection moulding process is presented. Joining of metals and polymers during injection moulding process is relatively difficult, according to the very short duration of this process and difficulties in parameters control. Injected polymer composites were based on polyamide 6 filled by mica (1% and 10% of mass content) and talc (1%, 5% and 10% of mass content) and additionally were based on polypropylene filled by mica (5% of mass content) and talc (1%, 5% and 10% of mass content). Metal inserts were made of 6061 aluminium alloy plates chemically prepared before injection moulding process. Three types of samples for single shear lap joints were applied: one plate and injected on its surface polymer composite, two plates with pins and injected between them polymer composite and optionally two plates without pins and injected between them polymer composite. In order to evaluate the metal inserts surface susceptibility for the wetting by polymers, the measurements of the contact angle at the interface metal-measuring liquid were carried out. Shear tests were proposed as the evaluation of adhesion between injected polymer composites and metal surfaces. Microscopic analysis of the polymer-metal interface was performed in order to show the mechanism of the generation of the adhesion during the injection moulding process.
The presented results were obtained as an outcome of the research project 2016/21/B/ST8/03152 “The evaluation of the generation of the joints at the interface metal-polymer with the application of the flow highlighters and the active method of the infrared thermography, holgraphic vibrometry and shearography”, financially supported the National Science Centre in Cracow (Poland).
Co-authors: dr inż. Roman Wróblewski, dr inż. Adam Kurzawa, dr inż. Oliwia Trzaska
Thursday, 12 September 2019, 15:00 - 15:30