Webinar: Optimizing Rubber Molding Process through Advanced Simulations

  • Date:Feb 13, 2024
  • Location: Americas
  • Time: 11:00 AM EST

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST | February 13, 2024

In this webinar, attendees will learn how simulating the behavior of rubber, silicones and LSRs during injection, transfer and compression molding process can help understand the root cause of various molding issues like imbalances, air, uneven curing, flashing, etc. Continuous improvements in part design, mold design and molding process are essential for maintaining a competitive edge in the ever-expanding rubber molding market. By using advanced CAE simulation technologies, design phases can be shortened, molding process can be predicted and molded parts can be optimized.


Objectives & What Will Be Covered

  • Use of simulation of rubber materials to accurately predict flow behavior and shear-induced heating effects
  • New fully automatic BLM (Boundary Layer Mesh) technology used to create accurate mesh density in required areas
  • Learn how high shear rates in thin film or pin gates and thin wall thicknesses can cause shear-induced heat which influences viscosity, flow behavior and flow-induced premature scorch and cure effects.

In this webinar, several real-life production examples will demonstrate how advanced mesh technologies can be used to better predict shear-induced material flow behavior though the transfer molding process. In addition, how the shot size and process condition will affect flow length and vent location will be presented.


Free for Rubber Division Members / $49 Non-member


Harshal Bhogesra, Moldex3D

Harshal Bhogesra has over 9 years of combined experience in molding and customer and supplier development. He is passionate about optimizing product design, tool development, molding processes and quality. Harshal is currently working with rubber, LSR, silicone and plastic molding companies to help them eliminate their complex molding challenges like air entrapment, filling imbalances, knit lines, uneven curing, shrinkage, etc. Through Moldex3D technology, he has helped clients reduce engineering time and cost in various industries including defense, automotive, medical, aerospace, electronics, consumer products, etc. who are concerned by the trial and errors on the production floor. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, interior designing, NFL, and adventure sports.



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