Moldex3D R13 – Expanded simulation capabilities and even more reliable results
October 24, 2014
With the new release of Moldex3D R13 the capabilities of virtual simulation for injection molding has been further extended. It is now even easier to identify potential sources of error in the process, tool or component, and to evaluate and implement a cost and quality optimal design before it might be too late. Numerous enhancements, a more efficient workflow and new options and handling improvements are available to the user.
Furthermore, Moldex3D R13 offers a variety of enhanced prediction tools which significantly improve the quality of the component. Another enhancement which supports the user is that the material properties already available have now been updated to a total 15%. Other improvements within the software not only ensure expanded capabilities for special molding processes but also enable a better control over heating and cooling analysis procedures.
Increase in welding surface prediction
In Moldex3D R13, improved predictive capabilities regarding weld lines, which are now displayed as real 3D results, help the user to identify potential mechanical weaknesses as well as choosing the appropriate venting method.
Part and Mold Deformation Simulation
During the warp analysis, the user is not only able to visualize in-plane shrinkage but also out-of-plane warpage due to the specific pressure volume temperature distribution and the different temperature effects across the thickness. The software optimizes mold compensation or pack path design and coolant temperature controls to eliminate part deformation. Stress analysis functions are used to simulate the mold deformation behavior from pressure and mold thermal loading effects in the filling and cooling stages. Another important advantage is that potential process-induced mold effects can be determined.
Fiber-reinforced Plastic Simulation
Moldex3D R13 provides the potentiality to predict the fiber length and fiber concentration distribution when considering screw-induced fiber breakage and shear-induced fiber migration behavior in the molding process. This allows the user to evaluate the quality and strength of their plastics even more accurately when using fiber-reinforced materials.
About SimpaTec GmbH
SimpaTec, one of the leading software and engineering partners for the plastic processing industry, offers professional engineering services and support for the development and optimization of injection molding components in every stage of the process.
We are convinced that the perfect arrangement of high quality simulation and customer oriented engineering services is the key to fast and effective component and process optimization. As a partner with a long term experience in injection molding simulation and process optimization and the effective use of Moldex3D – the tool for simulation and optimization of injection molding processes, we secure our customer successful and gainful solutions.
No matter if you are working on design issues with CAD, dealing with process optimization or doing crash test analysis with implicit and explicit CAE applications, you will be supported by highly skilled and trained professionals on our sites in Germany (Aachen, Reutlingen near Stuttgart and Suhl), France (Guebwiller) and Thailand (Bangkok).
For more details, please have a go to www.simpatec.com.