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Moldex3D donates $2 million in software to University of Akron

The University of Akron’s Department of Polymer Engineering received an in-kind donation of Moldex3D injection simulation software from CoreTech System Company Ltd., valued at $2 million, according to a release from the University. The software allows manufacturers to design and simulate the flow of polymers into complex mold designs to prove the CAD model and reduce errors and product development costs, expediting time-to-market. The University will use the software to educate polymer engineering students about moldmaking.

Clare Goldsberry

August 21, 2013

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Moldex3D donates $2 million in software to University of Akron

“Moldex3D will give students hands-on experience in the simulation of the flow of polymer materials into complicated mold cavities, which will help local industry,” said Mukerrem Cakmak, Harold A. Morton chair and distinguished professor of polymer engineering. Prof. Cakmak is out of the country for the summer an unavailable to provide additional comments to PlasticsToday.
Moldex3D (www.moldex3d.com) uses 3D computational technology to simulate the injection of molten polymer materials into molds to create parts for almost every manufacturing industry segment. 

The Akron Polymer Training Center, the training division of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, will begin offering courses on the software this fall to students and local professionals.
The University of Akron (www.uakron.edu), in collaboration with CoreTech System (Moldex3D) recently hosted “Advanced Processes Innovation Day: Mold Innovation” at the National Polymer Innovation Center to present the software to interested students and business representatives.
The software donation is the result of a partnership that Moldex3D and the University developed over the last year, according to Rob Stipek, business development specialist for Moldex3D in the company’s Northville, MI facility.

“This partnership not only benefits the University of Akron in helping the students in their polymer programs, but it gives us the opportunity to put our software in the hands of young people who will be going out into the workforce,” Stipek told PlasticsToday. “The hope is that our software will help the students when working on their projects at the University and once they join the workforce, they will continue using Moldex3D in their new careers."

Stipek stressed the importance of industry suppliers in supporting the various polymer programs at academic institutions, to help develop the next generation of plastics industry employees. “Making sure that future generations of industry professionals have access to the tools they need to grow and develop is extremely important, and Moldex3D is very excited to be a part of this,” added Stipek. “It’s a great partnership for both the University and Moldex3D.”

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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