Reactive Injection Molding (for thermoset materials)

Moldex3D RIM Solution is able to analyze the reactive injection molding process for thermoset materials. The typical applications include injection molding of unsaturated polyester, polyurethane, liquid silicon rubber, epoxy molding compound, etc. It is capable of simulating cavity filling and curing, cooling, part warpage, fiber orientation, multi-component process, etc.

Moldex3D RIM solution is a true 3D simulation tool to analyze the reactive injection molding process for thermoset materials. The typical applications include injection molding of unsaturated polyester, polyurethane, liquid silicone rubber, epoxy molding compound, etc. It is capable of simulating cavity filling and curing, cooling, part warpage, fiber orientation, multi-component process, etc.

Capabilities

  • Predict the melt front advancement to see how the mold fills
  • Predict 3D fountain flow phenomena, inertia phenomena, and viscosity heating effects
  • Predict the injection pressure and evaluate the requirement of clamping force
  • Predict the conversion variation in molding process
  • Predict weld line locations to minimize or eliminate them
  • Predict air traps and identify short shot problems
  • Optimize gate design to minimize weld lines and achieve balanced filling
  • Simulate filling process for multi-cavity molds or family molds
  • Predict 3D fiber orientation and thermo-mechanical property distributions
  • Separate total displacement into x-axis, y-axis, and z-axis displacements to show the deformation in each direction