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Davide Masato

Davide Masato

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Davide Masato Assistant Professor
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Plastics Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2836
  • Office
    Ball Hall - 207B
  • Email

Research Interests

Injection molding process experimental characterization, with particular attention to micro and precision components; Mold design, manufacturing, characterization (surface characterization) and assembly; Process monitoring, data acquisition, data analysis; Characterization of polymers rheological, thermal, mechanical, wettability properties; Extrusion, compounding; Process simulation, software calibration.

Education

  • Ph D: Industrial Engineering, (2017), University of Padova - Padova PD, Italy
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Analysis of the tribological effects of mold surface properties on the micro injection molding process
  • MS: Mechanical Engineering, (2014), University of Padova - Padova PD, Italy
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Numerical and experimental analysis of the replication of microstructured surfaces by micro injection moulding
  • BS: Industrial Engineering, (2011), University of Padova - Padova PD, Italy
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Scheduling of industrial production

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Honorable Mention Paper Award (2017), Scholarship/Research - World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing
  • Honorable Mention Student Paper Presentation Award (2017), Scholarship/Research - World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing

Selected Publications

  • Masato, D., Sorgato, M., Lucchetta, G. (2017). Prototyping and modeling of the centrifugal casting process for paraffin waxes. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 32(16) 1823-1830.
  • Masato, D., Rathore, J., Sorgato, M., Carmignato, S., Lucchetta, G. (2017). Analysis of the shrinkage of injection-molded fiber-reinforced thin-wall parts. Materials & Design, 132 496-504.
  • Parenti, P., Masato, D., Sorgato, M., Lucchetta, G., Annoni, M. (2017). Surface footprint in molds micromilling and effect on part demoldability in micro injection molding. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 29 160-174.
  • Masato, D., Sorgato, M., Lucchetta, G. (2017). Characterization of the micro injection-compression molding process for the replication of high aspect ratio micro-structured surfaces. Microsystem Technologies, 23(8) 3661-3670.
  • Masato, D., Sorgato, M., Parenti, P., Annoni, M., Lucchetta, G. (2017). Impact of deep cores surface topography generated by micro milling on the demolding force in micro injection molding. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 246 211-223.
  • Sorgato, M., Masato, D., Lucchetta, G. (2017). Effect of vacuum venting and mold wettability on the replication of micro-structured surfaces. Microsystem Technologies, 23(7) 2543-2552.
  • Lucchetta, G., Masato, D., Sorgato, M., Crema, L., Savio, E. (2016). Effect of different mould coatings on polymer filling flow in thin-wall injection moulding. CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology, 65(1) 537-540.
  • Masato, D., Sorgato, M., Lucchetta, G. (2016). Analysis of the influence of part thickness on the replication of micro-structured surfaces by injection molding. Materials & Design, 95 219-224.

Selected Presentations

  • Flow visualization of thin-wall injection molding and effect of mold coatings, June 2017 - Dresden, Germany
  • Effect of fiber orientation and process parameters on shrinkage in injection molding of thin-walled micro parts - ANTEC Conference, May 2017 - Anaheim, CA
  • Prediction of ejection force in micro injection molding by calibration of a shrinkage model - WCMNM, March 2017 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan Province, China
  • Impact of micro milling strategy on the demolding forces in micro injection molding - 4M Conference, September 2016 - Cophenhagen, Denmark
  • Effects of different mould coatings on polymer filling flow in thin-wall injection moulding - CIRP Conference, August 2016 - Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Modelling and Prototyping of the Centrifugal Casting Process of Paraffin-Based Thermoplastic Polymers - PPS Conference, July 2016 - Lyon, France
  • Investigation of the injection-compression molding process for the replication of high aspect ratio micro-structured surfaces - ICOMM Conference, March 2016 - Irvine, CA
  • Study of ejection forces in micro injection molding as a function of mold surface finish obtainable by micro milling - Aitem Conference, September 2015 - Palermo, Italy