ZIMMY CEO Dr. Oliver Yu is particularly excited about offering SIMCON’s world-leading automated optimization technology VARIMOS to customers. “SIMCON’s solutions are a great addition to our CAE portfolio. We find that a lot of our customers want to explore many different ways of manufacturing a plastic-injection-molded parts. They want to use simulation to virtually test better solutions, and they want to make sure that what they are designing is robust. With VARIMOS, you can automate this. You can test many injection molding alternatives virtually, which is faster and cheaper than trying it in real life. But they don’t want to set up all of those simulations one by one, which is slow and tedious. You should automate this. VARIMOS helps you to automatically set up many simulation variants, run them in parallel, summarize the results of all simulations, and find an optimal decision. There’s nothing else quite like it in the market.”
“In fact, this is why several of the leading German car manufacturers and their suppliers use it in their part and mold design process,” adds SIMCON CEO Dr. Paul Filz. “Instead of wasting precious engineering time on trying many variants one by one, they let the artificial intelligence in VARIMOS do the busywork, and focus the engineering teams on discussing results and options. You need people to make decisions and resolve tradeoffs between competing goals, and not to waste their time doing no-value-added busy-work. Discussion with customers and decision-making in a team is the part that only humans can do.”
As its computation engine, VARIMOS uses SIMCON’s simulation software CADMOULD, which simulates comprehensive injection results. Engineers use it to anticipate and fix filling issues, as well as shrinkage and warpage, to improve injection molded parts, molds and process parameters. They also use it to optimize fiber orientations for mechanical applications, like crash-testing etc.