Plastic Injection Engineer

Description

Plastic Injection Engineer (IME) enables the validation and optimization of plastic parts and mold tooling designs by simulating the filling, packing, warpage & mold cooling early in the product development process.

Plastic Injection Engineer brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds. It simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on plastic parts. You can quickly evaluate manufacturability while you design, to eliminate costly part redesign, improve part quality, and accelerate time to market. Plastic part designers and product developers can analyze and modify designs at the same time as optimizing for form, fit, and function. Mold tool designers can evaluate and optimize the feed system and cooling circuit designs. Specialist users can link to Structural & Process Apps to tackle advanced workflows.

Minimal simulation knowledge is needed and workflows are made easy through a guided simulation assistant. You can leverage runner and cooling layouts created in CATIA Mold & Tooling Designer Apps or import them from any CAD system. Single-cavity, multi-cavity, and family mold layouts, including sprues, runners, and gates can be analyzed to obtain estimated cycle time, clamp tonnage, and shot size, enabling you to optimize the feed system design and avoid costly mold rework. Both hot-, and cold-runner systems can be analyzed and so can valve gates. Users can analyze simple or complex mold cooling line layouts including mold cooling inserts, optimize cooling system design to minimize cycle times and decrease manufacturing costs and optimize part and mold design, material selection, and processing parameters.

Plastic Injection Engineer also supports simulation of advanced molding processes including, Insert Overmolding, Two-shot Injection, Multi-shot Injection, Powder Metal Injection Molding.

Plastic Injection Engineer benefits from Simulation Data Science capabilities enabling all simulation activities, models, and results to be linked, traced, updated, re-used, and analyzed with ease by all impacted users.

Benefits

  • Virtually test the performance of plastic part and mold tooling designs with an intuitive, guided simulation assistant that minimizes the learning curve.
  • A single role covers the needs of all industries, all key workflows, and all user personas.
  • Predict common molding defects including weld-lines, sink marks, air traps, and incomplete filling (short shots).
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of mold cooling system designs.
  • Take advantage of Structural and Process Apps to tackle advanced workflows like non-linear multi-scale material modeling and design of experiments (DOE).
  • Simple, easy-to-use interface with a guided simulation assistant to minimize the learning curve.
  • Predicts common molding defects including, weld-lines, sink marks, air traps, and incomplete filling (short shots).
  • Predicts required injection pressures and tool clamping forces, enabling selection of an appropriate injection molding machine.
  • Simulation made accessible on-premise and on-cloud. Execute simulations, store and manage data on-premise, private cloud, or DS cloud with support for HPC.

Highlights

  • Guided user interface with automated meshing allows for easy setup of analyses
  • Simulate filling, packing, mold cooling, and warpage phases of injection-molded plastic products
  • Visualize filling animation
  • Results for pressure, temperatures, shear rates, shear stresses, and many more critical aspects of the manufacturing process
  • Detect weld lines, air traps, and sink marks defects
  • Estimate cooling time
  • Optimize cycle time
  • Select contributing parts for cavities, injection system, and cooling system
  • Access thermoplastic, thermoset, mold material, and mold coolant databases
  • Access gate location adviser tool to obtain suggestions for gate placements
  • Analyze single-cavity, multi-cavity, and family mold layouts, including sprues, runners, and gates
  • Analyze hot- and cold-runner systems
  • Evaluate valve gated hot-runner systems
  • Analyze mold cooling line layouts
  • Integration with CATIA Mold & Tooling App to directly access analysis-ready cooling layouts and runner systems
  • Import cooling line layouts and runner systems designed in any CAD system
  • Estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage, and shot size, to optimize feed system design and avoid costly mold rework
  • Simulate filling, packing, warpage, and mold cooling of metallic part inserts (Part Insert Overmolding)
  • Evaluate benefits of using localized mold cooling inserts
  • Run simulations independently using restart
  • Exclude runner and part geometry from warp analysis
  • Simulate advanced plastics manufacturing processes, including:
    • Part insert overmolding
    • 2-shot overmolding
    • Multi-shot overmolding
    • Thermoset material molding
    • Powder metal injection molding (PIM)

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