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Reducing Pre-processing Time & Effort
One of the most significant improvements in Moldex3D R15.0 is the reduction in pre-processing time and effort. The new runner meshing technology enables automatic generation of high-resolution hexahedral meshes and offers various node types for line runner connections to better capture the intended geometric shape of the runner design and deliver more accurate predictions.
Also, the extended non-matching mesh technology supports the automatic meshing of mold components to be non-matched, such as the interface between part and part insert/mold base in order to obtain accurate simulation results with minimal effort.
Streamlining Simulation Workflow in One Integrated Platform
Moldex3D Studio is a fully integrated platform that streamlines all phases of the simulation workflow, from pre-processing to post-processing onto one intuitive, ribbon-style interface. The new platform complements the current Moldex3D Designer and Moldex3D Project applications and enables users to display and compare simulation results of multiple designs simultaneously to shorten the product development time.
Obtaining Optimal Accuracy through Fully Coupled Process Simulation
The fully coupled process simulation is a pioneering breakthrough in Moldex3D R15.0. Users can now take advantage of the new coupling technology which can simultaneously utilize Flow/Pack/Cool/Warp solvers to obtain optimal accuracy for simulating products of complex geometric designs or advanced manufacturing process like Rapid Heat Cycle Molding (RHCM).
Simulating New Process Applications
Moldex3D R15.0 also provides new simulation capabilities for In-mold Decoration (IMD) and Polyurethane (PU) chemical foaming process. The boundary condition application in the pre-processor of In-mold Decoration (IMD) simulation is made available the first time in commercial mold-filling analysis software to provide a quick and easy approach to meshing the decoration layers for simulation. Moreover, the “wash-out Index” feature enables designers to better predict washout of the ink of the decoration film to ensure successful decorative products.
The new addition of polyurethane (PU) foaming simulation supplements Moldex3D’s capabilities for chemical foaming processes; In addition to the existing microcellular foaming analysis for thermoplastics, PU foaming simulation provides part designers an ability to check the density distribution and ensure a desirable volume-to-weight ratio of the final part.
In addition, the enhancements in compression molding analysis enable a more accurate simulation for SMC materials, going from solid to molten and back to solid state, through a tighter integration between Moldex3D and LS-DYNA.
Bridging the Gap between Simulation & Shop Floor
The machine interface are further expanded to include over 15 mainstream injection molding machine manufacturers to shorten the gap between the predicted and real-life parameters.
Managing the Big Data for Effective Simulations
The new Intelligent Simulation Lifecycle Management (iSLM) solution provides an effective management of vast volumes of simulation data, giving teams at different geographic locations within an organization one single point of entry to store, share, and re-use simulation data in a safe and centralized environment.
“Moldex3D is devoted to improving its software’s functionality and simulation accuracy in each release,” said David Hsu, President of Product Development at Moldex3D. “With the new features and enhancements in Moldex3D R15.0, we aim to provide a high-performing CAE analysis with greater accuracy and efficiency to help users design and manufacture high-quality plastic parts with faster turnaround times which truly gives them an ability to keep an edge over competition and achieve excellent results.”