CATIA Mold & Compensation Engineer enables the designer to automate design tasks ,assists the decision-making and compensates tooling of a complex mold:
Assess cost of innovative tooling concepts including accurate pulling direction, wall thickness analysis, placeholder for ejectors and cooling systems
Anticipate and check manufacturing compliance with plastic injection simulation integrated in the environment of the mold designer
Extract parting lines and parting surfaces in dedicated features providing a productive design change automation
Assess complex mold kinematics
Re-use company know-how captured in Smart Components
Provide a large catalogs of equipped Moldbases from most of the mold components suppliers
Seamless 3D Electrode design
Anticipate Tool Compensation based on scans or simulation results
Finally the complete integration within the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform allows work concurrently in teams on the same project.
Aplikacije koje dolaze uz: Mold & Compensation Engineer (MOD)
Core and cavity Separation:
Many impacts of the plastic part design changes can be managed on the molded part features (Pulling Direction, Parting line, Separation…) with automatic update.
Pulling Direction:Easier understanding of separation. Analysis and modification of part topology with reflect or custom line. Computation and visualization of undercuts.
Parting Line: Flexible parting line design process.
Separation: Simplified one click separation. Generation of all separation surfaces from a single full parting line.
Automatic fill surface : Fill all the separation side surfaces in one operation.
Parting surface: Automatic profiles creation on discontinuity points. Automatic Surface creation based on existing profiles. Parting surface wizard with extrude, fill, multisection , sweep surfaces.
Electrode Creation: Define the area to electrode using a 2D sketch. Easily create active geometries based on Spark gap parameter.
Process oriented plastic injection points ready for injection simulation and mold design.
Wall thickness analysis.
Mold Tooling Design:
Mold base without core & cavity inserts.
Rectangular, Circular or user defined prints patterns.
Runner & Coolant design on sketch.
Conformal Coolant design for Additive manufacturing.
Tooling component placement with a single command for both standard tooling components as well as Ejectors and Core pins.
Tooling systems templates including kinematics animations.
Flexible Mold base Configurator with all major supplier Mold catalogs.
SIMULIA Plastic Part Filling
Simulate the filling phase of the injection molding process for a thermo-plastic part in the context of the mold designer.
Easy design change propagation up to the simulation.
Reverse Shape Optimizer:
Import and optimize clouds of points and STL data, create and refine meshes.
Create virtual shape from simulation computation or digitization results.
Compare nominal shape with predicted or real shape and measure deviations.
Update and optimize nominal shape by applying or compensation difference.