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04-18-2019

Simulation Is Capturing More and More Details

Connect! European Moldflow User Meeting 2019

For the tenth time Moldflow users and experts from MF Software and Autodesk Moldflow meet to exchange experiences and discuss new technologies (© H.-J. Rottig)

On the tenth Connect! Moldflow User Meeting, which will be hosted by MF Software GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, from June 4 to 5, 2019 in Frankfurt/Höchst, Germany, the focus will be on interesting details of material behavior during the plastic injection molding process, which can be well demonstrated by powerful solvers and tools. In a total of 22 lectures and numerous training sessions, notable institutes, exhibitors and users will demonstrate that Moldflow simulation is keeping pace with the increasing demands on processing and products.

A widespread topic will be addressed by Frank Schäufele from Walter Söhner GmbH & Co. KG, Schwaigern. He has looked at voids and sink marks in engineering plastics and the question of how this problem can be well covered in simulations.

In his presentation "Cause analysis and process optimization of plastic moldings with mechanical-thermal defect pattern via Moldflow simulation" Petrus Jakimenkow, Buschjost GmbH, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, deals with the - often undiscovered - chances of the DoE-Simulaton (Statistical Experiment Planning). He will show how Moldflow can be used as a tool to analyze the source of molded part defects and for the subsequent optimization of the injection molding process. He will also demonstrate his theoretical approach on a valve body made of PPSU with a mechanical-thermal defect pattern.

Time-Related Problems at Large-Series Manufacturers

An article by the Danish medical device manufacturer Novo Nordisk shows how large-series manufacturers solve time-related problems in the development phase. Rasmus Knudsen concentrates on how the use of Synergy API in Moldflow has reduced the average lead time in "early phase simulations" from two days to only two hours.

An example for the complex task of microstructured optical plastic components is the study of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), which investigates the 3D modelling of the filling behavior of a microstructured Fresnel lens. Dario Loaldi, MSC and PhD student at DTU, proves that all process aspects such as the formation of weld lines, cavity balance, hesitation and full replication of the micro features can be predicted using simulation (AMI).

Other speakers from Sabic (rheometry for the precise determination of the viscosity of polymer melts), Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherland (flow-induced crystallization in polypropylene), Röchling (GIT), Bosch and PEG (both short glass fibers) are examples of the variety of topics.

More in June in Frankfurt and here in advance at the homepage of the even t.

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