FULLY INTEGRATED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS SOFTWARE FOR THE MECHANICAL DESIGN OF INJECTION MOLDED PARTS.
SIMULATES THE MECHANICAL PART BEHAVIOR UNDER LOAD AND DEFORMATION

Product Description

3D Structural FEM is a fully integrated 3D volume based structural analysis software for mechanically simulating the behavior of a component under load or deformation. The reinforcing effect of fibres simulated with Cadmould® 3D-F injection molding simulation is automatically considered.
3D Structural FEM is part of the Cadmould® product family that has been developed successfully in Germany for over 25 years.

Deformation of a punch hole under externa load

Performance Features

Consideration of fiber orientation from injection moulding simulation for structural analysis
  • Simulates fully integrated strains and stresses as a result of external and internal loads as well as deformations (forces, pressures, torque, gravity, centrifugal forces)
  • Simulates diverse materials (non-reinforced and reinforced plastics, incl. fibre orientation, metals etc.)
  • Uses the integrated extensive Cadmould® material data base for plastics and metals
  • Simulates the mechanical behavior temperature dependent (e. g. for applications at higher temperatures like parts used in the engine compartment of cars)
  • Analyzes the dimensional accuracy of the part including the deformation due to assembly situations
  • Enables the simple definition of component fixation using animated icons
  • Contains advice on the design of plastic components based on material dependent critical strain
  • Displays animated results and in 3D cuts

Additional information

Benefit

  • Saves on material and weight by utilizing the reinforcing effect of optimized fibre orientations
  • Selection of load adequate material
  • Improved engineering due to prediction of mechanical part properties
  • Simple comparison of variants (ribs, wall thickness, fibre orientations etc.)

Advantage in the Work Process

  • Completely integrated in Cadmould® – no additional interfaces necessary
  • Easily operated, expertise is very quickly achieved
  • Includes support for result interpretation
  • Simple import of molded part geometries due to an integrated CAD kernel as STL and IGES (further formats available as an option)

Areas of application

  • Product design, part design, project management, cost calculation

Type of product

  • Fully integrated structural analysis software of the Cadmould® 3D-F Expert product line, suitable for Windows® operating systems
  • Can be used stand-alone or as an add-on on Cadmould® 3D-F Fill + Pack + Fiber or Warp Expert

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