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A solution to accelerate the design of reinforced plastic parts

News International-French

13 Nov 2015

e-Xstream engineering, an MSC Software company, announces the release of Digimat-RP/Moldex3D (an OEM version of Moldex3D embedded in Digimat-RP) that provides Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) engineers with injection molding simulation from within Digimat-RP.

The solution provides structural CAE engineers with an estimate of fiber orientation for their Finite Element Analysis (FEA). The fiber orientation estimate within Digimat-RP is based on a fully integrated Moldex3D technology for meshing, flow simulation and fiber orientation computation. User guidance and productivity is assured thanks to minimal input, fully automatic meshing and solving, and precise focus on fiber orientation computation capabilities.

Digimat-RP/Moldex3D benefits from the recognized integrative technology of Digimat-RP, allowing easy and accurate nonlinear analysis of reinforced plastic parts through advanced nonlinear micromechanical material models and an intuitive user interface. Digimat-RP/Moldex3D brings efficiency of predictive plastic part analysis to a whole new level. Multiple process/design iterations for part optimization (i.e. confident light weight design) can now be achieved within a single day of work. “With the coupling of advanced technologies of Moldex3D for injection molding process and Digimat-RP for nonlinear multi-scale structural modeling, it is now possible for an accurate description of the local composite behavior for inclusion in FEA simulation. We believe our users will greatly benefit from this collaboration and enjoy a seamless CAE validation workflow which ultimately helps them design better fiber reinforced plastic parts in a faster and more robust manner,” said Dr. Venny Yang, the President of CoreTech System (Moldex3D).

“The design of reinforced plastic parts is traditionally based on a “black metal” approach where the plastic behavior is highly approximated resulting in over designed/too heavy parts,” said Dr. Roger Assaker, CEO, e-Xstream engineering. “This is due to the lack of process information and efficient tools enabling the structural engineers to account for the actual material behavior in the early design stages. This is today solved with Digimat-RP in general and with the integration of Moldex3D within Digimat-RP.”

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