FEA Interface

What Can Moldex3D Do?

  • Output solid meshes of parts
  • Output final warped part mesh
  • Output residual stress, temperature, and flow pressure
  • Map analysis results from original meshes to user-defined meshes
  • Output fiber-induced anisotropic mechanical properties (with Micromechanics Interface module)

Applicable Industries

Electronics, Automotive, Medical, Consumer Product, IC Packaging

Why Do You Need FEA Interface?

CAE simulation for injection molded plastics has been widely applied in industries for design validation and process optimization. The characteristics of plastic materials are extremely dependent on the molding process; however, the process-induced properties, such as fiber-induced anisotropic mechanical properties, may not be favorable to the structural requirement of the final product. Moldex3D FEA Interface is a series of interface modules that integrate Moldex3D with mainstream structural FEA software, including ANSYS, ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, Marc, Nastran, Radioss, Digimat, Converse, etc. It helps users output CAE analysis results from Moldex3D, such as fiber orientation or residual stress, and import them into the structural analysis software. Therefore, users can further evaluate advanced structural strength and impact property more accurately.

Supported Software

  • ANSYS
  • ABAQUS
  • LS-DYNA
  • Marc
  • MSC.Nastran
  • NENastran
  • NX-Nastran
  • Radioss
  • Digimat (with Micromechanics Interface)
  • Converse (with Micromechanics Interface)

Explore Moldex3D’s Capabilities

  • Moldex3D-Workbench Integration
    • Build Moldex3D extension toolbar and buttons in ANSYS Mechanical user interface
    • Allow to set analysis properties and view results in the post-processor
    • Allow to map material properties between different meshes
    • Allow to output thermal- or flow-induced stress, EOP/EOC temperature, and initial strain
  • Efficiency Enhancements on the Integration with ABAQUS
    • Support the full model analysis in ABAQUS
    • Consider the complete model anisotropic property for ABAQUS stress analysis
    • Save the calculation time and memory usage when running ABAQUS stress analysis
  • Capabilities in Micromechanics Interface module (Digimat shown as an example below)
    • Output original and user-defined mesh files of parts
    • Export fiber orientation data to ANSYS, ABAQUS, or LS-DYNA for further structural analysis