Simpatec Improved injection moulding simulation tool
Germany – Software and engineering company Simpatec has released a new version of its injection moulding simulation software, designed to further optimise the moulding process.
Users are said to benefit from a more efficient workflow and additional options. A balanced conduct of cost, quality and efficiency during every stage of the product and tool development process guarantees coping with the daily challenges encountered within the market. With the new release of Moldex-3D R13 multiple enhancements, a significant increase in the quality of the component, a more efficient workflow and additional options and handling improvements are available to the user, the supplier says. These are said to allow companies to get the most out of virtual simulation for injection moulding and thus create core competitiveness and add a substantial amount of value to their products.
Improved kernel efficiency, good graphical performance
Moldex-3D R13 offers explicit advantages in terms of kernel efficiency, Simpatec says. A lot of thought has been put into these technical possibilities. According to the supplier, the user can now achieve optimal graphical performance as the rendering efficiencies have been enhanced by a factor of at least 2 to 5 times. This is said to lead to a better and smoother representation of results.
Various runner design applications
One valuable asset in Moldex-3D R13 is that a special focus has been set on improving design geometry-based runners, thus making it possible to compose a more realistic feeding system applied in the industrial moulding process, the company explains. Various cross-section types of runners are supported, which has an immense effect on enhancing the modelling flexibility and improving the flow balance.
Furthermore, a lot of thought has reportedly been given to the so-called “Gate Location Advisor”. This special feature of Moldex-3D R13 provides ideal conditions for giving advice on the optimal gate location based on part geometry before running an analysis, Simpatec says. It adds that another advantage is that the flow balance is improved and it minimises repeated validation for filling issues, such as short shots or welding lines.
Interface to major FEA software versions
Another special feature now implemented into the new version of Moldex-3D R13 is that the integration possibilities of the Micromechanics interface with Digimat and Converse have been increased, the supplier says. This particular characteristic also offers more output options for analysis results from Moldex-3D, such as volumetric shrinkage, temperature distribution or residual stress. According to the company, Moldex-3D R13 offers interfaces for advanced structural assessments to the major FEA software, including ANSYS, ABAQUS, Nastran, Marc, LS-DYNA and Radioss.