CoreTech System (Moldex3D) announced its mold filling simulation technology has been integrated with the latest release of NX software, Siemens’ flagship computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) solution. NX EasyFill Analysis will enable the mold filling simulation technologies to further enhance the mold design-to-manufacturing process for users of NX 8.5, the company says. Siemens’ PLM software business unit started distributing and supporting NX EasyFill Analysis globally with the release of NX 8.5.
“We are very happy to incorporate Moldex3D filling analysis capabilities in NX to offer designers a more accessible and easy-to-use injection molding solution,” said Venny Yang, President of Moldex3D. “Predicting and preventing manufacturing defects in the earliest design phase of plastic injection-molded product development will become more efficient and cost-effective, and help companies avoid unnecessary waste of time and money on repeated mold trials and fixes.”
“NX has been a global leader in the design of high-end plastic product and mold tooling in a wide variety of industries. We believe that incorporating Moldex3D CAE technologies will further enhance our customers’ ability to validate designs upfront and solve design bottlenecks. The EasyFill Analysis in NX 8.5 demonstrates our commitment to bringing integrated design and manufacturing simulation solutions for plastic parts to our customers,” said Jim Rusk , senior vice president of product engineering software, Siemens PLM Software.
NX EasyFill Analysis enables designers to easily check potential manufacturing defects without leaving the NX design environment. It helps users tackle significant molding issues more efficiently to optimize gate number/locations, material selection, or process conditions. Additionally, Moldex3D provides more advanced capabilities in its “eDesignSYNC for NX” to support packing, cooling, fiber orientation and warpage predictions. It allows NX users to visualize more critical molding factors and evaluate the results, such as sink marks, overpacking, or thermal displacement and part shrinkage.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.