Hsinchu, Taiwan– Apr 26, 2017– The growing adoption of 3D printing technology offers new alternatives for creating injection mold prototypes cost-effectively and quickly using 3D Printed Injection Molds (3DPIM). But without a dedicated validation tool, part designers and mold builders might not reap the full benefits of 3DPIM. To help mitigate risk of 3D printed injection mold production, CoreTech System (Moldex3D), the world’s leading provider of plastic injection molding simulation solutions, and Stratasys – the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company – have collaborated to release a new white paper entitled, “Demonstration of an Effective Design Validation Tool for 3D Printed Injection Molds (3DPIM).” The paper presents advantages of using upfront simulation to assess and improve the moldability of 3D printed injection molds.
This joint white paper discusses opportunities and challenges of generating injection mold prototypes with 3D printing methods, and how Moldex3D injection molding simulation software is a viable solution for 3DPIM design validation and optimization. By applying Moldex3D simulation analyses, product designers and molders can accurately predict mold performance, validate design decisions and take corrective actions to avoid costly mistakes that might occur in final production. The solution will enable high-quality and high-performance prototypes to create better final production parts.
“Moldex3D is a powerful simulation tool to help evaluate the performance of 3D printed injection molds. Combining Stratasys 3D printing with Moldex3D simulation software, customers have an enhanced solution for validating and testing thermoplastic parts and molds for fast and inexpensive production,” added Gil Robinson, Head of Molding Use Case at Stratasys.
Using Moldex3D to predict unbalanced flow in a 3D printed injection mold by Stratasys
“Simulation has increasingly permeated many aspects of product development process, from initial concept design, prototyping to production,” said Venny Yang, President at Moldex3D. “For part designers and mold builders looking to take advantage of rapid prototyping with 3D printed injection molds, we believe Moldex3D’s upfront simulation capabilities can not only to help them better understand the complex nature of injection molding process, but also to bridge the gap between prototyping and final production.”
The white paper also includes a case study which provides valuable examples of how Moldex3D’s simulation technology can be used to predict, validate and optimize the design of 3D printed injection molds. To download the full white paper, please visit: http://www.moldex3d.com/en/products/stratasys-white-paper
About CoreTech System (Moldex3D)
CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D) has been providing the professional CAE analysis solution “Moldex” series for the plastic injection molding industry since 1995, and the current product “Moldex3D” is marketed worldwide. Committed to providing advanced technologies and solutions to meet industrial demands, CoreTech System has extended its sales and service network to provide local, immediate, and professional service. CoreTech System presents innovative technology, which helps customers troubleshoot from product design to development, optimize design patterns, shorten time-to-market, and maximize product return on investment (ROI). More information can be found at www.moldex3d.com.