Be the front-runner in smart manufacturing – Moldex3D 2021
15. Jul 2021

Be the front-runner in smart manufacturing – Moldex3D 2021

Definitely worth the wait! Nowadays, the industrial market is striving for more progress and therefore advanced process simulation must be even more precise. SimpaTec, one of the leading engineering and software companies in the holistic development and optimization of processes, components and tools, has the great pleasure to announce the latest release of Moldex3D 2021, which once again has successfully mastered the challenges to be able to include even more high-end process prediction capabilities and functionalities; such as enhanced accuracy, deeper insights, smarter integration, and faster calculation, to name but a few – all of which will help companies to overcome hurdles and be more effective in product development and optimization as well as being more competitive.

More accurate and customized simulation reports
The new version of Moldex3D 2021 has undergone sophisticated improvements in terms of accuracy and customization. For common shrinkage and warpage prediction of injection molding the software now combines the material and stress characteristics of plastic phase changes in the packing stage, highly increasing the prediction precision. Furthermore, mechanical property simulation is introduced to optimize the calculation exactness of short fiber materials, enabling users to receive better results for warpage prediction of fiber-filled materials. The curve construction and editing capabilities are also improved to generate higher-quality mesh with greater success rate and efficiency. With the newly added ‘Nozzle Zone Wizard’ as well as the upgraded gate, runner and cooling channels wizards, users are now able to optimize designs with parameters and automatic mesh generation, making design validations easy and precise. Different analysis reports are required based on mold characteristics. Users can use Studio 2021 to customize their report format and choose which items to display.

Precision for state-of-the-art processes and composites
The intensive development efforts that have been placed into new features, functionalities and optimizations regarding the non-matching technology, definitely paid off. For example, this method has now been introduced for multi-layer fiber mat draping designs (DU profile/fabric). This new feature of Moldex3D 2021 significantly shortens the mesh generation time and also highly improves the accuracy of the RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) simulation.
Innovations and further developments can also be reported for foaming: the new physical foaming capabilities now offer an innovative microscopic foaming prediction model that significantly increases the prediction accuracy of the existing modules for various foaming processes.

Besides the above-mentioned breakthroughs, Moldex3D 2021 also supports fiber-mat thermoplastic continuous fiberboard composite simulation. By setting the continuous fiber material property values, users can analyze how fiber orientation impacts product quality and mechanical strength to further optimize their product designs.

Fast, detailed and multifunctional IC packaging process simulation
Due to the trend of intellectualization and electric vehicles, global industries have rising demand regarding reliable IC product performance. So, advanced IC packaging technology plays an increasingly critical role for the manufacturing process. Moldex3D’s new potting simulation capabilities are now available for IC packaging users. The pre-processing wizard can quickly generate a high-quality mesh, which saves model preparation time and helps users validate IC packaging designs, which in turn reduces trial and error costs enormously.

Additional CAD tools and improved solver
In Moldex3D 2021 users can also look forward to numerous other enhancements which will facilitate the daily processes at work tremendously. Highlights include the new functions for generating and modifying CAD data that enable even more efficient and flexible model preparation in Moldex3D Studio without having to use additional CAD software. Therefore, comparison of variants of different component or sprue designs in Moldex3D are prepared in no time at all.
Another interesting optional feature available, is the new calculation method for shrinkage calculation to predict even more realistic results. Furthermore, improvements in add-on modules such as DOE and extrusion are offered in terms of modeling and evaluation to gain additional insights from simulations.

SimpaTec, operating since 2004, offers custom-made innovative methods and solution concepts in the development and optimization of injection molding components in every stage of the process. This year’s MiDay Germany 2021, taking place in Böblingen on September 14,2021, is an ideal opportunity to get the latest updates and to convince oneself of how SimpaTec can be your first contact and your leading consultant to cluster efficient and highly productive software and service packages for the plastics processing industry.


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