Webinar: Case Study – UMass Lowell – Design of A Plastic Bike Rear Derailleur for Metal Replacement

  • Date:Feb 22, 2022
  • Location: Online, EMEA
  • Time: 10:00 AM CET

10:00 AM CET | Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Note: Moldex3D reserves the right to cancel events in case of an insufficient number of participants.


Umass using Moldex3D and the Design of Experiment tools, the UMass team was able to explore and compare many design iterations at a low cost. The mechanical properties of a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic could be quantified and optimized starting from the fiber orientation results.

Moldex3D Warp module helped to explore if the part can be correctly assembled avoiding costly mold design changes. Through the FEA Interface, the process-related material properties could be used to accurately predict the mechanical performance of the designed part. Exporting of the orthotropic material model was extremely helpful for exploring metal replacement solutions, allowing to overcome the complexity of non-isotropic materials properties.



Kelly Chen



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