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Moldex3D R14.0: last version of the software for plastic engineering solutions

News International-French

13 Jan 2016

CoreTech System (Moldex3D), a software provider for plastics engineering solutions announced the release of Moldex3D R14.0.

In this version includes a number of improvements on solvers’ robustness and accuracy. The enhanced solvers not only require less meshing elements, but also exhibit greater tolerance for lower quality elements to conduct successful simulations without compromising accuracy. More importantly, the level of meshing flexibility has also been widely broadened. It opens up ability for users to use different mesh types in a way that allows Moldex3D’s solvers to drive them and give them a high degree of accuracy, which results in a more efficient workflow in the pre-processing stage.

Figure 1: In Moldex3D R14.0, users can choose up to 5 prism layers in a BLM mesh     One of the features in Moldex3D R14.0 is the new generation of Designer BLM. Boundary Layer Mesh (BLM) is a powerful high-resolution mesh technology for complex and large geometries. The new version takes this BLM mesh technology to a higher level. The automated mesh generator accelerates the creation of high-quality meshes, allowing users to generate up to 5 inward layers of prismatic meshes to improve boundary layer resolution and the auto repair function drastically reduces manual efforts on fixing mesh defects. This will enable a productive handling for modeling complex parts and greatly reduce meshing time.

Figure 2: A new module for Resin Transfer Molding in Moldex3D R14.0 can fully reflect the flow behavior in the thickness direction to help the design of a wind turbine blade. In addition, CoreTech System recognizes the importance of continuously advancing Moldex3D’s simulation capabilities in lightweight product designs. On top of the enhanced fiber orientation simulation, new features in Moldex3D R14.0 are also made to assist users design better FRP products. Moldex3D Digimat-RP is an important feature to demonstrate CoreTech System’s devotion in furthering Moldex3D’s simulation capacity for the development of FRP products. It combines the expertise of Moldex3D’s true 3D analysis on injection molding and Digimat’s specialized technology in advanced material modeling to provide a straight-forward workflow that streamlines the engineering process for FRP part development.

Additionally, a simulation module for Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) is another extension of CoreTech System’s commitment to the field of composite product manufacturing. Through Moldex3D’s true 3D simulation, a complex geometric design and intricate, interchangeable material mechanisms in a multi-layer fiber design structure can be truthfully visualized which further helps improve and optimize the RTM process.

Figure 3: Moldex3D’s HRS Analysis shows the same level of simulation accuracy as Filling Analysis with 15 times faster in CPU time. Another significant feature in R14.0—Hot Runner Steady (HRS) Analysis is also an innovative tool that directly addresses the troublesome flow balance issue in today’s complex hot runner system designs. Moldex3D’s solver will conduct a HRS Analysis based on the layout of the hot runners and the flow rate of each gate can be attained as a valuable reference for users to understand the flow behavior in order to fully examine and optimize all aspects of their hot runner design. Furthermore, HRS analysis provides 15 times faster computing speed than Filling Analysis with the same level of simulation accuracy. It raises the possibility of including more design changes in the same timeframe and ultimately helps maximize productivity.

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