Part Design - eXplorer

Moldex3D eXplorer is a true 3D integrated tool for designers to perceive different part design and mold design options during early stage.

The unprecedented crisis and competition are pressing global industries to review the competitiveness for meeting various customer demands of better quality, lower cost, eco-friendly and so on. People keep looking for more cost-effective and smarter ways to improve the efficiency and profitability. If potential quality problems like air traps and weld lines can be figured out in the design phase, the overall production effectiveness would be greatly enhanced.

Finding quality problems and learning solutions from trial-and-errors is a traditional and very cost-consuming workaround. To ensure better position in this era of uncertainty and economic slowdown, an efficient engineering tool becomes more and more necessary to increase competitiveness via saving costs and enhancing quality – by simulating the filling process of injection-molded parts. Moldex3D eXplorer ensures both originality and manufacturability in the design phase. Design teams can easily use Moldex3D eXplorer as a great assistance to figure out the potential problems and solutions in the CAD/CAM graphic environment. The seamless integration leads a way to optimizations for not only part designs, but also manufacturing process parameters. Critical quality issues such as air traps, weld lines, hesitations now can be easily simulated and observed for improvements in the beginning.

Benefits and Key Features
Fully embedded in mainstream CAD, no additional training is needed.
● Fully automatic 3D mesh generation, no user intervention and CAD conversion are needed.
● Accurate 3D results rendering, smart animations and automatic HTML report generation.
● High performance 3D filling simulation supported by parallel computing up to 4 cores.
● Complete plastic material database (>5,000 grades) and friendly interface for setting molding parameters.
● Capability of optimizing gate location for improving product quality and appearance.
● Capability of identifying potential molding problems such as short shots, air traps and weld lines, etc.
● Capability of improving design quality and reducing cycle times and avoiding rework of molds.

Automatically Meshing and Injection Knowledge
Moldex3D eXplorer’s proprietary automatic meshing technology generates high quality 3D mesh automatically. No user intervention is needed! Moreover, designers can learn more about plastics and injection molding technology while the meshing engine is running.

High Performance Parallel Computing
Moldex3D eXplorer supports parallel computing technology. It is capable of reaching the maximum acceleration by fully utilizing each core of the modern CPU architecture (maximum 4 cores). After analyses are done, report generator then enables users to share reports with the product design team, clients, suppliers and the molders.

Design in 3D, Analyze in 3D
Moldex3D eXplorer is a true 3D integrated tool for designers to perceive different part design and mold design options during early stage. Many designers are designing plastic parts with significant 3D characteristics and wall thickness variations by using 3D CAD software. In the past, they need to simplify the models into 2D before performing analysis. The simplification inevitably compromises analysis accuracy and often leads to significant errors. Moldex3D eXplorer seeks to provide a user-friendly interface for every CAD users to access Moldex3D’s leading true 3D flow simulation results. With Moldex3D eXplorer, CAD users can easily setup analyses with only a few clicks in their familiar CAD environment. In other words, no additional training, CAD conversion or meshing job are needed. Moldex3D eXplorer is currently available in Creo Elements/Pro, SolidWorks and NX. It will soon be available in most of the mainstream CAD software.

Requirements

Platform

Windows
Creo Elements/Pro

Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows
Vista 32/64 bit
Wildfire 4.0 / 5.0

Software

SolidWorks
NX
CPU

2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011
6.0 / 7.0 / 7.5
Intel P4 2.8 GHz or higher

Recommended
Hardware

RAM
Hard disk
Display card

2.0 GB or higher
60 GB or higher
OpenGL function supported

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