Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: The authors present a method of preparing an aluminum shoe mold by a novel process called vacuum sealed casting. It was determined that the prototype shoe should be made of a resin, and then the mold should be made of aluminum. A composite resin was chosen such that the thermal conductivity, dimension accuracy, and wear resistance were greater than those of the pristine resin. The use of the aluminum mold for shoe production has the advantages of being lightweight, and having a higher thermal conductivity than resin molds.
Reference: Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 142, 2 (2003) 326-333