CADMOULD COOL

Thermally design your mold

 

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CADMOULD Cool with cooling channels shown around part. This example features both classical and conformal cooling channels (near the center of the part).

Thermal design

CADMOULD Cool will help you to design the cooling system for your part. You can work with both classical cooling channels, as well as conformal cooling.

If you have already constructed your mold in CAD, it's easy to import your designs into CADMOULD for your simulation. And if you have not yet designed your cooling channels, no problem, you can construct them simply and conveniently in CADMOULD.

Results

CADMOULD Cool computes detailed results concerning wall temperatures and the temperature control system. 

  • Number of cycles to the thermally stable state of the mold
  • Local variation of cavity wall temperatures during the entire cycle
  • Flow rate and pressure loss in the temperature control system
  • Temperature change of the tempering medium
  • Turbulence of the flow
  • Temperature control efficiency
  • Note: For full mold (as opposed to just cavity and cooling system) thermal simulation, also see our module T-Box

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Benefits

  • Optimal design of wall temperatures in the mold
  • Safe design of temperature control systems
  • Reduced sampling and less waste, as cooling times are already known and optimized
  • Design cooling systems, without needing to go back to CAD
  • Detect and eliminate hot spots due to mass accumulation or heat transfer processes in the mold
  • Optimize cooling systems that are already in use, by determining optimal process parameters
  • Reduce cycle times by optimizing the thermal system for the part and process
  • Determine optimal cooling times
  • As a result, better first-time right rate and reduction of costly mold corrections. This results in significant time and cost savings
  • The simulation results enable you to discuss options, advantages and disadvantages with your customers and colleagues

Max and min temperatures in CADMOULD cool, from cycle to cycle

Example results of CADMOULD Cool: The evolution of maximum (red) and minimum (blue) wall temperature, across several cycles

CADMOULD modules and packages

 

Packages and modules...

CADMOULD Cool is the ideal complement to the Fill, Pack and Warp modules (simulation of filling, packing pressure and cooling phases, and of shrinkage and warpage).

CADMOULD Cool is included in all packages starting with Warp-it! (Though technically, you do also have the option of purchasing it separately.)

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