Moldex3D Products Overview

Moldex3D is the world leading CAE product for the plastics injection molding industry. With the best-in-class analysis technology, Moldex3D can help you simulate the widest application range of injection molding processes to optimize product design and manufacturability, shorten time-to-market, and maximize product ROI.

Features

  • CAD-Embedded Pre-Processing
  • Superior Automatic 3D Mesh Engine
  • High Resolution 3D Mesh Technology
  • High Performance Parallel Computing

Moldex3D Mesh

Moldex3D Mesh supports various mesh types, including 2D triangular and quadrilateral, 3D tetrahedral, prismatic, hexagonal, voxel (brick) and pyramid meshes. Several mainstream meshing methods are available in Moldex3D Mesh: pure triangle surface meshing, quadrilateral dominate surface meshing, pure tetra generation, boundary layer meshing, pure voxel meshing, hybrid meshing method and midplane mesh extraction. You can choose among them to create the mesh model depending on your specific simulation needs. 

 

 

 

 

Benefits

  • A pre-processing tool with robust meshing technologies and different mesh elements to boost work efficiency in solid mesh preparation.
  • Offer pure triangle surface meshing and quadrilateral dominate surface meshing Provide automatic tetra, boundary layer mesh, hybrid mesh, and voxel mesh generationEnable to generate very fine mesh for complicated 3D geometry.
  • Provide auto-check and auto-fix tools to ensure the mesh quality for accuracy of analysis.
  • The mesh input/output formats that are supported by Moldex3D Mesh are as follows.

 

Software

Solid mesh

Shell mesh

input

output

input

output

ABAQUS

 

*.inp

 

 

ANSYS

*.ans

*.ans

*.ans

*.ans

FEMAP

*.neu

 

 

 

HyperMesh

*.ans

 

*.unv

 

IDEAS

*.unv

 

*.unv

 

Moldex3D

*.mfe

*.mfe

*.msh

*.msh

MSC.Nastran

*.dat

*.dat

 

 

MSC.Patran

 

*.pat

*.pat

 

Creo (Pro/Engineer)

*.fnf

 

*.fem

 

STL

 

 

 

*.stl

 

Product Portfolio and Features

● Essential features contained   ○ Optional features
eDesign Basic eDesign Professional Advanced

Product Package & Mesh Technology

True 3D Mesh        
eDesign
Boundary Layer Mesh, Tetra    
Solid (Hexa, Prism, Pyramid, Hybrid)      
2.5D Mesh        
Shell      

Standard Injection Molding

Solver Capabilities
Simultaneous Filling Analysis (max.) 1 1 1 3
Parallel Processing (PP) 4 4 8 12
Thermoplastic Injection Molding
Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)
Simulation Capabililties
Filling
Surface Defect Prediction
Venting Analysis
Gate Location
Cold & Hot Runners
Runner Balancing
Packing
Cooling
Transient Mold Cooling or Heating
Conformal Cooling
3D Coolant CFD
Rapid Temperature Cycling
Induction Heating
Heating Elements
Warpage
Insert Molding
Multi-shot Sequential Molding

Solution Add-on

CAD Interoperability
SYNC
Moldex3D CADdoctor
Moldex3D Cooling Channel Designer (CCD)
Fiber Reinforced Plastics
Fiber
Stress
FEA Interface
Micromechanics Interface
Moldex3D Digimat-RP
DOE
Expert
Thermal Management
Advanced Hot Runner
In-Mold Decoration (IMD)
Optical
Optics
Viscoelasticity (VE)
Special Molding Processes
Powder Injection Molding (PIM)
Foam Injection Molding
Gas-Assisted Injection Molding (GAIM)
Water-Assisted Injection Molding (WAIM)
Co-Injection
Bi-Injection
PU Chemical Foaming
Compression Molding (CM)
Injection Compression Molding (ICM)
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)
  • Moldex3D SYNC supports PTC® Creo®, NX, and SOLIDWORKS ®.
  • Moldex3D FEA Interface supports Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC.Nastran, Nastran, NX Nastran, LS-DYNA, MSC.Marc, and Radioss.
  • Moldex3D Micromechanics Interface supports Digimat and CONVERSE.
  • Database: Thermoplastics materials, thermoset materials, molding materials, coolant materials, and mold materials.

System Requirements

A. Supported Platform
Platform OS Remark
Windows / x86-64

Windows 10 family

Windows 8 family

Windows 7 family

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2016

Moldex3D R16 is certified for Windows 10.
Linux / x86-64

CentOS 6 family

CentOS 7 family

RHEL 6 family

RHEL 7 family

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2

Linux platform is used for calculation resource only. Moldex3D LM, Pre-processor and post-processor do not support Linux platform.
B. Hardware Recommendation
Minimum
CPU Intel® Core i7 processor
RAM 16 GB RAM
HDD 1 TB free space
Recommended
CPU Intel® Xeon® E5 processor*
RAM 32 GB RAM
HDD 2 TB free space
  • Note: In order to increase calculation efficiency and stability, it is recommended to switch off Hyper-Threading under RC/DMP structure.


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