The stand-alone version
Simpoe-Mold is the stand-alone plastic injection simulation solution developed by SIMPOE.
Thanks to Simpoe-Mold, all the players involved in the development and manufacturing of plastic parts can now optimize the design and the tooling of their parts, and minimize their manufacturing costs, with user-friendly, fast, complete and affordable tools, accessible to everyone.
Simpoe-Mold simulates the complete manufacturing process of plastic injected parts, from filling to warpage.
Simpoe-Mold users, whether they are product designers, mold makers or part manufacturers, can identify early into the design stage potential manufacturing problems, study alternative solutions and directly assess the impact of such part modification,whatever the complexity and geometry of such parts, shell parts as well as plain solid parts.
The Simpoe-Mold software suite includes the following packages:
SimpoeXplorer is the entry level in the SIMPOE software solutions world. SimpoeXplorer is targeted to product designers and casual users, who want to identify potential product glitches early on in the product design. SimpoeXplorer will be able to identify weld lines, unfilled areas, burns, optimum gate(s) location(s), required press capacity,etc… Case sensitive pop up windows will help and advise the user during the product design process.SimpoeXplorer benefits from the speed, ease of use and all-in one approach of all SIMPOE software solutions, and can deal with shell as well as plain solid parts, parts.
Simpoe-Mold ENG is more specifically targeted to the Engineers in charge of industrialization of the products.They will be able, in addition to the benefits offered by SimpoeXplorer, to identify sink marks locations, optimize press parameters, define optimum cooling time, test their own plastic materials, optimize multiple gate systems. The ENG package will also allow simulation of more advanced processes like overmolding, multishot molding, inmold labeling or gas assisted injection.
Simpoe-Mold MFG is designed to help part manufacturers optimize the use of their production equipment, and therefore minimize part manufacturing costs.In addition to the ENG package, the MFG package offers the ability to simulate part deformation, in either direction or globally, due to inmold constraints or after part ejection., as well as quantitative evaluation of sink marks. The MFG package also offers other state of the art functionality, as the ability to export the counter-deformed geometry, in order to optimize mold design.
Simpoe-Mold TOOL is the SIMPOE solution targeted to moldmakers and tooling engineers. In addition to the functionalities found in the MFG package, they will be able to thoroughly analyse and optimize the efficiency of the cooling system of the mold. Conform cooling simulation, where the cooling channels follow complex shapes as an offset of the surface of the part to be manufactured, is also included in this package.
Simpoe-Mold includes its own graphic user interface, and reads in CAD part model files in STEP, IGES and STL formats, as well as Nastran meshed files.
A direct integration between SpaceClaim Engineer and Simpoe-Mold allows SpaceClaim users to automatically optimize plastic parts design and manufacturing in Simpoe-Mold.
SimpoeLINK is an additional module to read Catia V5 & V6 model files in their native format.