New iteration of Moldex3D accelerates plastic product innovation

Moldex3DCoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D; Farmington Hills, MI), a leading provider of plastics simulation products, yesterday announced the availability of Moldex3D R16. The software reportedly achieves a new level of efficiency and reliability in plastics simulation, and enables productive design-to-analysis workflows to accelerate the pace of product innovation. The company will showcase it at NPE2018 in booth S27079.
Moldex3D R16 incorporates significant advances in processing speed, enabling 20 to 30% faster filling and packing simulation results, according to CoreTech. In addition, users will benefit from a new flow analysis program that can drastically reduce the time it takes to determine the best gating locations.

Quick Flow allows users to rapidly test multiple gating iterations and quickly apply the optimal gate location to a regular flow analysis for in-depth validation and optimization. Users are able to minimize weld lines in the early analysis stage, saving a great deal of time and effort on running a gate location analysis, especially when analyzing large parts.

Moldex3D R16 offers new Viscoelasticity-Flow (VE-Flow) Analysis, which employs a novel coupling approach to realistically capture real-world visco-elastic flow behavior. Coupling visco-elasticity to flow enables more accurate predictions of warpage, optical properties and flow-induced issues to meet stringent quality demands.

Composites part designers and engineers will benefit from a capability for predicting the behavior of composite materials. Moldex3D Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) Analysis now supports warp analysis, and enables users to directly import the deformation of the fiber mat from LS-DYNA for a better assessment of structural performance. Fiber-orientation predictive capabilities have been further deepened in this version by adding a patented simulation approach, which combines the Herschel-Bulkley model with yield stress and the Cross-WLF viscosity model. Other enhancements include predictions of cell size and cell density in polyurethane (PU) chemical foam molding and improved prediction of deformation in the compression molding charge.

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