PT ZONE: Analysis Capabilities
Considering the complexity of today’s part designs, gate location possibilities, cooling and warpage related concerns, and with thousands of materials to select from, it is virtually impossible to determine the end result, without costly trial and error methods. What happens if molding problems (warpage occur) or if the part fails in application? What happens if the quoted cycle time is not achievable?
Evaluation of designs, using finite element simulation, subjected to “in-service” loading conditions to identify and remedy design defects early in the product developement cycle.
Flow & Pack Analysis
Simulates the filling (gate location, size, weld lines, hot/cold runners, balancing and sizing) and packing phases of the injection molding process.
Identifies hot/cold spots relative to cooling. Improves part quality, reduces cycle times.
Provides and understanding of the causes of shrinkage and warpage in an injection molded part. Predicts where deformities will occur.
Simulates initial filling, mold closing (compression) and packing phases to predict flow behavior in the injection compression process.
Simulates the filling and packing stages of two co-injected materials in order to predict flow behavior in the conventional co-injection process.
Gas Assist Analysis
Simulates the gas-assisted injected molding process. Evaluates the filling pattern with the influence of gas (typically inert nitrogen).
Addresses a class of problems previously unsolvable using traditional finite-element analysis techniques. 3D provides the ability to perform true, three-dimensional simulations on parts that tend to be very thick and solid in nature, as well as those that have extreme thickness changes.