Fakuma 2015 Improving component optimisation by software design

Editor: Briggette Jaya

Germany – The focus of Simpatec's exhibition at Fakuma will be its range of services for the overall development and optimisation of components by using up-to-date software technologies.

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Simpatec's exhibition at Fakuma will be its range of services for the overall development and optimisation of components by using up-to-date software technologies.
Simpatec's exhibition at Fakuma will be its range of services for the overall development and optimisation of components by using up-to-date software technologies.
(Source: Simpatec)

Visitors to its stand will be able to see a preview of the latest release of Moldex3D: R14. It will incorporate a completely redesigned meshing technology, described as BLM 2.0. This Boundary Layer Mesh (BLM) variant, which combines prism and tetrahedral elements, is claimed to be able to produce high-quality meshing with an ideal distribution of elements across the component’s wall thickness. It also offers improved fibre prediction accuracy.

Another focus of the development activities related to R14 has been set on increasing the accuracy of fibre prediction. By using a patented fibre model the new module Fiber 2.0 visualises the 3D fibre orientation of short and long fibre reinforced plastics and platy fillers. To be able to assess the iteration and optimisation of the component the user is able to use statements regarding fibre orientation or fibre length distribution.

A new module for RTM processes will also be presented. The module has the ability to produce components with the resin transfer moulding method. The mass is injected into the mould, the flow is controlled by vents and in the so-called dwell time the moulding compound reacts.

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