Why should you simulate fiber orientations?
In plastic injection molding, fiber orientation has a large impact on anisotropic properties of the material. This significantly impacts both shrinkage and warpage, as well as the mechanical properties of the resulting parts.
CADMOULD Fiber permits you to simulate fiber orientation within the plastic injection molded part. This forms the basis for more accurate shrinkage and warpage computations. It also permits you to export these orientations to other software that you might use for structural simulation, such as Ansys or Digimat.
CADMOULD Fiber computes the following results:
Main direction of fiber orientation
Degree of consistency in fiber orientation
Fiber orientations have a meaningful effect on shrinkage and warpage. In combination with our WARP module, FIBER enables you to take such anisotropic effects into account in your warpage simulations.
Fiber orientations can significantly impact the mechanical properties of the part. CADMOULD is able to export fiber orientation results to other software such as Ansys and Digimat for advanced structural analysis, or you can use CADMOULD's FEM module. There are also export options to Pam-crash, if you are interested in running crash testing simulations.
Packages and modules
CADMOULD Fiber is an ideal complement to our modules Fill (simulation of filling), Pack (simulation of holding pressure and cooling phase) and Warp (simulation of shrinkage and warpage).
It is included in all packages starting with Warp-it! (Though technically, you do also have the option of purchasing or renting it separately.)
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