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Injection molding simulations with Moldex3D now also available at SKZ

The German Plastics Center (SKZ) is expanding its simulation capabilities and will in the future use the leading 3D CAE technology Moldex3D to optimize injection molding processes.

May 8, 2023
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Simulated filling process of a component with Moldex3D. (Photo: SKZ)

Software includes extensive material database

SKZ has been offering injection molding simulation with Autodesk Moldflow Insight as a service for more than 25 years. In numerous projects, the institute has provided valuable assistance in component development as well as in the case of errors in production. Now it also offers the possibility to analyze both components and molds with the Moldex3D software. Moldex3D has already been used in several research projects. The engineers are therefore very familiar with the software. The close cooperation with the company SimpaTec GmbH, the German sales partner for Moldex3D and member of the SKZ network, also enables fast support.

"With Moldex3D, SKZ is well equipped to provide our customers with even better support in the development of new products, in the form of a "component audit"," notes Georg Schwalme, head of injection molding and additive manufacturing. Precise prediction of component warpage and calculation of complex temperature control systems are two of many possibilities offered by Moldex3D. In addition, Moldex3D has an extensive material database that the software manufacturer constantly updates. And if a selected material should ever not be included in the database, a solution can be found here as well. The laboratories at SKZ are equipped with extensive equipment to determine all the material data required for the simulation.

Decades of experience in simulation are also incorporated into the institute's advanced training program. For example, the Dos and Don'ts of simulation are a component of both the "Certified Tool Designer" course and the Tool Week.

Simulation has become indispensable in the digital industrial world. Early error detection in the design phase can significantly accelerate development processes. Especially for injection-molded components with high demands on dimensional accuracy and optics, simulation is indispensable in the design of articles and molds. 

Further information abput research department simulation
 

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Contact Person:

Thomas Zentgraf
Senior Engineer | Research Injection Moulding
t.zentgraf@skz.de

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