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Moldex3D R10.0 Features Enhancements, Improved Workflow
Posted Thu October 28, 2010 @05:00PM
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News CoreTech System, the "True 3D" CAE simulation solution innovator has announced the release of Moldex3D R10.0, a plastics design and analysis software for precise injection molding simulation.

This release provides several breakthrough new functions and enhancements to further assist part and mold designers to optimize their product design with fast computation and accurate 3D simulation results at every stage of the production.


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Today’s part and mold designers are facing challenging production processes and cost management. Moldex3D’s goal is to ensure every plastics engineer has the access to true 3D CAE software that helps to achieve design actualization, verification, and optimization.

“Moldex3D R10.0 combines an interactive platform, powerful automatic meshing, parallel computing, and fast feedback of the design for all designers and CAE specialists at every stage of the product development. It integrates your innovation, efficiency and productivity to reach your design expectation and product optimization,” said Dr. Venny Yang, President of CoreTech System, “The ability to have better simulation results and accurate predictions encourages more effective product cycle management and increases profitability at the same time.”

Building upon previous releases, Moldex3D R10.0 provides enhancements including:

Advanced Support for Intelligent Workflow
With the newly improved workflow on Gate, Runner and Cooling Wizards, Moldex3D R10.0 provides an easy-to-use platform to facilitate the pre-processing work while increases users’ productivity and efficiency at the same time. Moreover, the mesh generators are generally 2-3 times faster as they fully utilize the multi-core architecture of modern CPU.

Improvement of Simulation Accuracy
This version enhances support of crystalline polymers with high cooling rate characteristics to better estimate packing, warpage, and volumetric shrinkage. Expanded viscoelasticity models improve predictions of residual stress and optical performance. At the same time, heat transfer coefficient (HTC) change at different molding stages and heater-sensor coupling are added to improve the warpage prediction with more reliable moldbase temperature distribution. As for reactive materials, Reactive Injection Molding (RIM) modules support Scorch Index calculation to avoid premature vulcanization. The IC Packaging modules includes various drag force models for wire sweep analysis. Both of them support mold thermal analysis to improve mold heater design.

Enhanced Simulation Efficiency
Improving user experience has been the major focus of Moldex3D R10.0. The rendering performance of Moldex3D/Shell Project has been enhanced by 2-3 times. With the new Model Manager, users can control the object display status faster and more easily than before. The Copy Run Contents command allows users to copy partial or full run data to save disk space and reduce time to build another run for simulations. Moreover, the analysis result files have been changed from ASCII to binary to reduce project file size by 40-50%, highly improving the efficiency of result loading. Moldex3D R10.0 is also ready for Private Cloud Computing. The enhancements of Remote Computing enable users to submit, schedule and prioritize analysis jobs from the client computers to the remote computing farms through the network, and completed jobs will be auto downloaded to the client. Remote Computing not only saves time for running massive simulation analyses but also enhances the computing cluster utilization rate.

New Simulation Capabilities
Moldex3D R10.0 also introduces new modules, Injection Compression Molding (ICM) and Fluid-Assisted Injected Molding (FAIM), to accurately simulate the 3D molding phenomena in these special injection molding processes. Key process parameters can be investigated and major molding blemishes can be predicted. Another useful module is the Moldex3D-Stress solver. It provides users with complete stress simulation analysis for multiple-component parts with fiber-induced anisotropy included.

Vertical Integration
Building on the former integration with ABAQUS, ANSYS, NASTRAN, MARC and LS-DYNA, Moldex3D R10.0 extends its integration with CODE V to create a total solution for plastic optics manufacturing. CODE V can read in deformed shape and refractive distribution predictions from Moldex3D for necessary corrections.

Moldex3D R10.0 is available now. For pricing and more detailed product information, please contact your local representatives. Further technical information can also be found at www.moldex3d.com.

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