Development services right from the start
Minimal development times with consistently high product quality require the increased use of modern simulation methods in many areas of design. This applies in particular to the molded part and mold design of injection molded components. The use of modern digital development environments right from the start makes your development process sustainable and avoids unnecessary cost-intensive iteration loops. The ideal solution is to link process and structure simulation in order to make the molded part design as fit as possible for the defined application. We support you in this.
PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING SIMULATION leads to a transparent process
The clever one is the one who simulates "correctly" right from the start. What does that mean? As early as the molded part development phase, process simulation is used to check the design for suitability to the plastic and technological feasibility. This is followed by optimization of the mold design in order to be prepared for robust series production. All of this is done in virtual space with minimum resource input and maximum benefit.
Get in touch with us! We can help you develop plastic products with manufacturing in mind. Whether it is the injection molding process of compact, chemically or physically foamed thermoplastics, gas injection, 2-component injection molding or PUR processing: The close interlocking of design and processing technology in combination with many years of practical experience are the guarantee for interpreting the simulation results in a target-oriented manner and drawing the right conclusions. Missing material data for injection molding processes are no problem. We generate these in the accredited test laboratory of the KUZ.
Product and mold development
- Analysis of the filling process with regard to filling dynamics, occurrence of weld lines and necessary venting focal points
- Analysis of the holding pressure effect for shrinkage compensation
- Shrinkage and warpage analysis
- Stress analysis
- Calculation of fiber orientation
- Evaluation of the tempering efficiency
Product and mold optimization
- Optimization of the gating system
- Ensuring optimum venting of the cavities
- Optimization of molded part and mold design with regard to minimum raw material and energy consumption
- Assessment of the susceptibility to faults as well as possible risks during production
- Planning of the sampling
- Parameter optimization with regard to defined quality criteria
- Parameter optimization with regard to cycle time and energy minimization
Pushing the limits with STRESS SIMULATION
The shaping of injection molded parts is subject to the rules of plastic and process design. The resulting design has a significant influence on function and material stress. During the concept phase and accompanying product development, simulations should be used to check whether the functions can be guaranteed and the mechanical loads transferred from the product. Deficiencies discovered here save later iteration loops, which mean considerable additional expense in terms of time and money.
A holistic view means that attention should also be paid to sufficient strength and rigidity of the mold during the design and layout of molding tools in order to meet the quality requirements of the final product.
The combination of the development process with the simulative verification of the respective development status is lived practice at our company.
Secure your product development by means of stress simulation.
We offer you the following services for this purpose:
- Stiffness and strength analyses
- Structural optimizations
- Tool calculation and design
- Service life evaluations
- Material behavior
- Thermal and thermomechanical analyses
21.02. - 22.02.2023
Plastics selection in product development
Plastics are highly interesting materials with further increased potential for product development. A multitude of requirements to which the product is subjected in the application must be reconciled with the most efficient processability possible and a limited cost budget for the material. This seminar explains some basic tools for solving this complex problem. The content of the seminar is to underline the practical approach from the material selection to the real use of the product. Using a housing made of semi-crystalline material with/without filler and a lens made of amorphous material, the seminar content will be taught in a practical way. For further information on the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities and an insight into the script, please see our download box at the top right.
27.02. - 03.03.2023
Injection molding compact in theory and practice
If you are familiar with the basics of the injection molding process, this extension course will give you additional knowledge about injection molding of thermoplastics. We will explain the phases of the injection molding process to you in detail, look at the input variables and their influence on the molded part quality. In an extended practical part, the theoretical contents will be illustrated for you in a practice-relevant way on an injection molding machine. You will find further information on the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities and an insight into the script in our download box at the top right.
Multi-component injection molding
Various special injection molding processes can be used to produce more complex components that not only offer cost advantages but also higher-quality features compared with individual components, e.g. through increased functional integration. For example, multi-component injection molding can produce composites from several components of the same or different types. A key quality feature in the injection molding of two or more components is the adhesion between the different materials. For this reason, material selection and molding design are particularly important. In this seminar, we will teach you the basics of multicomponent injection molding technology and demonstrate technical approaches to solutions. For more information on the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities and an insight into the script, please see our download box at the top right.
07.03. - 08.03.2023
Injection molding defects: avoid + eliminate
Unfavorable settings and fluctuations in process parameters during injection molding result in constellations that can lead to molded part defects and cause high economic losses. We provide you with comprehensive knowledge in the recognition and systematic elimination of defects in injection molded parts. In the practical part, we will deepen the process-engineering correlations with you. You will find further information on the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities and an insight into the script in our download box at the top right.
07.03. - 08.03.2023
PUR chemistry - from raw material to material
In this seminar, you will acquire chemical knowledge of raw material production and reactions of isocyanates with regard to the production of polyurethanes and polyurethaneureas. Since most polyurethanes are chemically cross-linked, we will introduce you to network formation and its effect on processing and end product properties. For more information on the agenda, travel and parking, please see our download box on the top right.
14.03. - 15.03.2023
Mold sampling: systematic and efficient
Injection molding is highly efficient in the production of large quantities. To reduce time and costs, we will explain the systematic procedure for mold sampling and give you practical instructions for action, which we will illustrate in the practical part in our technical center. For more information about the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities and an insight into the script, please see our download box at the top right.
16.03. - 17.03.2023
ONLINE - Injection molding beginner course
You don't have the opportunity to attend our beginners' course on site but would still like to learn the basics about thermoplastic injection molding? Then book our online seminar and get an overview of the aspects plastics, machine, process and mold. You can find more information about the agenda in our download box at the top right.
20.03. - 31.03.2023
Expert knowledge: Injection molding
If you are familiar with the basics of the injection molding process, in this intensive course we will illustrate all phases of the injection molding process in compact form - from the plastic to the finished molded part. The topics of systematic setup and the analysis and elimination of injection molding errors are covered in particular depth. In the integrated 5-day machine training, the knowledge is applied and practiced. For more information on the agenda, how to get there, parking facilities, an insight into the script and information on TrainingPlus, please see our download box at the top right.
28.03. - 29.03.2023
Dimensional accuracy of molded parts
The special structure of plastics, which results from their molecular structure and essentially determines their properties, gives rise to some special features for the dimensioning and tolerancing of plastic parts compared to other construction materials. If these are not taken into account in molded part and tool design, this inevitably leads to disputes between plastics processors, toolmakers and OEMs. Get fit and use the plastics technology know-how of the new standard for effective project processing! For more information on the agenda, how to get there, parking options and an insight into the script, please see our download box at the top right.
Injection molding, along with other major plastics processing methods, is one of the most widely used primary molding processes.
Precision with every milligram
Micro injection molding
With molded part weights from 1 to 10,000 milligrams, we serve a wide range of different part requirements in micro injection molding. Our extensive experience in 1K and 2K technology, vertical micro injection molding and with a wide variety of materials enables application-oriented solutions of the highest quality from the feasibility study to series production.