The design of reinforced plastic parts is traditionally based on a “black metal” approach, where the plastic behavior is highly approximated, often resulting in over designed or too heavy parts. Digimat-RP/Moldex3D (an OEM version of Moldex3D embedded in Digimat-RP) addresses this issue because it simulates injection molding for easy and accurate nonlinear analysis of reinforced plastic parts through nonlinear micromechanical material models and an intuitive user interface. Multiple process and design iterations for part optimization (such as confident, lightweight design) can be achieved in one day of work.
Users can obtain an accurate description of the local composite behavior for inclusion in FEA simulation.
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