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ADD-ONS

Additional capabilities

Configure Moldex3D simulation solutions for your specific applications

Moldex3D has developed advanced capabilities (Add-Ons) for the most demanding manufacturing processes, from compression to resin transfer molding, generating additional insight for all aspects of plastics design.

Furthermore, it goes beyond simulation with tools for improving CAD-based workflows, data management and optimization.

Product Portfolio and Capability matrix

Moldex3D offers additional capabilities to simulate all your processes and further increase productivity

Moldex3D Add-Ons

CAD Integration
Fibre
Thermal
Optical
Special processes
IC packages
Optimization
Data MGT

Cad Integration

SYNC

SYNC enables a simulation-driven design environment. With its powerful analysis capabilities fully embedded in mainstream CAD software, CAD users can synchronise design changes and quickly validate plastic designs.

Together with the solver capabilities of Moldex3D, designers can create CAD models, set up the pre-processing conditions, and run real-world injection moulding simulations for design verification and optimization within their familiar CAD environments.

Moldex3D SYNC is now available for PTC® Creo®, NX and SOLIDWORKS®.

CADoctor

CADdoctor assists with multi-CAD data exchange, quality checks, geometry simplification and verification, and quality checks among other benefits. It helps users review and heal poor quality BLM geometry to further enhance mesh quality and analysis accuracy.

Fibre

  • Fibre visualizes fibre orientation and calculates process-induced anisotropic thermo-mechanical properties for long and short fibre-reinforced plastics. Users can predict warpage distribution and evaluate part strength.
  • Stress simulates the stress distribution within parts and part inserts. Users can set boundary conditions, such as stress or force, to evaluate the structural condition of plastics and predict potential breakage or deformation.
  • FEA Interface provides a series of FEA Interface modules integrated with popular structural software, including Ansys, LS-DYNA, Simulia (ABAQUS), Marc, Nastran and Radioss. Users can export Fibre and Stress analysis results to refine their structural calculations.
  • Digimat-RP helps users correctly design their fibre reinforced plastic parts within a streamlined workflow. An accurate material description of the reinforced plastic can be generated and applied to an FEA model for more representative structural analysis.
  • Micromechanics Interface (MMI) allows users to output further material properties for nonlinear multi-scale material modelling including integration with Digimat and Converse.

Thermal

  • Advanced Hot Runner predicts the filling pattern and temperature distribution of hot runners and mold base. Users can evaluate the heating efficiency and uniformity to optimize hot runner design.
  • 3D Coolant CFD simulates the water flow in 3D cooling channels designed inside the cavity. Users can visualize the streamline directions and predict hot areas to improve heat transfer, enhance part quality and shorten cycle times.

Optical

  • Optics analyses flow- or thermally-induced optical performance of plastics, including birefringence, retardation, fringed orders and fringed patterns. Integration with CODE V provides a non-uniform refractive index prediction.
  • Viscoelasticity (VE) calculates viscosity and elasticity variations of plastic materials under different temperature conditions. Users can evaluate the effects on molecular orientation, residual stress, warpage and optical properties.

Special processes

  • Compression Molding (CM) simulates the compression molding process in which the polymer is squeezed into a preheated mold cavity. Moldex3D helps users check potential defects resulting from heat and pressure, decide appropriate materials and optimize process conditions.
  • Injection Compression Molding (ICM) simulates the injection compression molding process, generally applied to thin and flat plastics such as light guide plates or compact discs. Users can observe the compression process over time in the cavity and evaluate material properties and process conditions.
  • Powder Injection Molding (PIM)  simulates metal or ceramic molding processes. Users can observe the fluid flow behaviour of the feedstock, consisting of powder and binder, and predict potential defects, evaluate the effects of shear rate and optimize process conditions.
  • Gas-Assisted Injection Molding (GAIM) visualizes the melt flow behaviour when gas is injected into the mold cavity through the melt entrance or other specific gas entrances. Users can predict typical GAIM issues, such as fingering effect, blow-through or corner effect.
  • Water-Assisted Injection Molding (WAIM) simulates the dynamics of water-assisted injection molding process for hollow plastics. With insight into the fluid penetration behaviour inside the mold cavity, users can define the overflow region and optimize process conditions.
  • Co-Injection Molding predicts the sequential injection molding process of skin and core plastic materials, including potential breakthrough on part surfaces. The simulation results help users determine the optimum combination of the two material properties.
  • Bi-Injection Molding visualizes the molding process of two materials being injected independently into a mold cavity. Users can define the material type, set independent filling and packing parameters for each material and observe the flow rate variation from two melt entrances.
  • Foam-Injection Molding simulates the nucleation and growth of microcellular bubbles when the melt flow is injected into a mold cavity, helping users determine optimal processing parameters to eliminate potential defects and warpage.
  • Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) utilizes non-isothermal 3D analysis to predict flow behaviours for various applications, identifying the influence of changing fibre mat type and orientation.
  • PU Chemical Foaming Chemical Foaming Molding (CFM) is a molding process that full-fills the cavity with gas produced by chemical reactions.
  • ScrewPlus predicts melt volume and temperature distributions considering the process-induced effect within the screw and barrel. Moldex3D ScrewPlus helps users evaluate the screw performance and improve flow analysis accuracy.

Special processes

  • Compression Molding (CM) & Underfill simulates the compression molding process in which the polymer is squeezed into a preheated mold cavity. Moldex3D helps users check potential defects resulting from heat and pressure, decide appropriate materials and optimize process conditions.
  • Post Mould Cure (PMC) is a significant process within the IC Packaging industry. This process exposes part of a mold to elevated temperatures in order to speed up the curing process and optimize material physical properties.
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  • Cadence Interface supports the import of Cadence 3di files, including epoxy region, chips, leadframe, wire and solar ball, to accelerate model building and editing.

Optimization

  • Expert helps users evaluate the optimal process conditions, such as packing time, cooling time and mold temperature, using Design of Experiments and other optimization techniques.

Data Management

Moldex 3D iSLM is an intelligent and interactive data management platform designed for plastic engineering companies, including both simulation and mold tryouts.

Companies can simply centralize their critical data within the iSLM platform throughout the entire product development lifecycle.

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