Conformal cooling to achieve best possible component cooling
15. May 2024

Conformal cooling to achieve best possible component cooling

Inferior component qualities and uneconomical production due to long cycle times are now a thing of the past. Use conformal cooling for the best possible component cooling. Find out  how you can use Moldex3D to support you in achieving the best possible results.

Conformal cooling enables a defined, precise temperature control at the cavity surface. Due to this, local hot spots can be avoided, which can lead to locally different shrinkage behavior and consequently to warpage. Targeted temperature control makes it possible to achieve high component quality, for example with a high-glossy finish, as well as shorter cycle times and thus improved added value. Thus, conformal cooling not only has technical but also economical advantages.

The transient, thermal analysis in Moldex3D supports the design of the conformal cooling design. For example, prior thermal analysis without using a cooling system in Moldex3D can provide indications of potential hot-spot areas that can be specifically avoided by near-contour cooling. As the design and development process progresses, Moldex3D allows the preliminary design of conformal cooling to be verified. Does the distribution of the flow front during filling proceed as planned? Where do potential weld lines occur? Does the preliminary cooling design achieve uniform component cooling? Are hot spots avoided by the cooling design? To what extent can the residual cooling time and thus the cycle time be reduced? Is variant A of conformal cooling better than variant B? What shrinkage and distortion behavior results from the selected mold design and process? How homogeneous are the shears and stresses?

Moldex3D provides the answers to all these questions even before the final design phase and the construction of the tool begins.

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