CoreTech Systems (Moldex3D) Co. Ltd. (Farmington Hills, MI), a global innovator of true 3D CAE simulation systems, announced a $1.65-million donation to support education and research at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).
The gift includes 25 seats of the latest Moldex3D advanced package and solution add-on modules, including Fiber and MuCell, that will provide hands-on training for students, faculty and professionals in Clemson's automotive engineering academic program. Clemson will be one of the first universities in the Southeast to incorporate Moldex3D into its academic curriculum and training for industry personnel.
"I am thrilled to have Moldex3D as the newest corporate partner for CU-ICAR, and I thank them for their support," said Clemson University President James P. Clements. "They are true industry leaders, and I know that our students and faculty in automotive engineering will benefit greatly from being able to use and learn from their software."
Dr. Anthony Yang, President of Moldex3D North America, said it is the company's responsibility to assist the academic world in nurturing the next generation by offering its state-of-the-art simulation technologies and resources. "As the world's largest independent CAE software developer, we are truly pleased for the opportunity to partner with Clemson University, which has one of the most elite automotive engineering programs in the world, to help students gain more practical hands-on CAE experiences and further equip them with a viable simulation ability to compete in the future job market," he said.
The software will advance Assistant Professor Srikanth Pilla's research and educational capabilities in injection molding, specifically on supercritical fluid-assisted foam injection molding. "This gift enhances the unique capabilities that we can do in my research lab at CU-ICAR and will prepare students for industry with hands-on experience," Pilla said. "When using thermoplastic materials for body panels, interior parts and other components, injection molding with Moldex3D software is an important technology."
Pilla added that Moldex3D's gift advances the fundamental understanding of his research lab's experimental research and reduces overall costs by enabling an understanding of process physics and properties prior to physical experimentation. "With existing experimental infrastructure that includes the nation's only integrated MuCell molding machine, this gift will further position Clemson and our lab at the forefront of injection molding research and training," he said.
Dr. Yang noted that this software donation is just the beginning of this joint collaboration. "We believe that both Moldex3D and Clemson will benefit greatly from this collaboration, and we are confident that this will continue to move forward with efforts from both sides," he added.