Expanded simulation functions and features in Simpatec's latest version of Moldex 3D R17 now offer new possibilities for engineers, designers and manufacturers.
Simulation capabilities have been further extended for injection moulding in Simpatec's latest software version of Moldex 3D R17, which now offer new possibilities for engineers, designers and manufacturers. Implementations include more comprehensive and realistic simulations, closing the gap between physical and virtual worlds. A new user interface and unified simulation workflow now enable users achieve deeper insights into product performance quicker and enhancements for lightweight components and improvements in composite simulation solutions.
The Moldex 3D Gaim and Waim modules now support push back simulation, illustrating how melt is pushed back by gas/water into the moulding machine barrel. Users can investigate gas/water penetration behaviours better in the production of hollow, lightweight parts, which reduces material waste while enabling better surface quality than the short-shot method.
Version R17 has an enhanced cooling analysis function. Users can now evaluate the performance of mould temperature controllers with precise crucial data, including maximum pressure drop, total flow rate and heat dissipation.
For advanced lightweight manufacturing processes, Moldex 3D Material Lab now provides extensive material testing, which characterises critical material parameters, including the expansion ratio of polyurethane foam. Version R17 can now predict the expansion ratio in PU chemical foaming analysis, which accurately predicts the foam height and shape in order to create high-quality polyurethane moulded parts.