For part and Mold-Designer as well as
for Project Manager and Quality Manager
To fulfill the increasing needs in development and production of plastic parts the use of finite element simulation (rheology or structural analysis) is essential.
As Part Designer you are at the very beginning of the whole process.
Therefore you bear the main load of the responsibility of part costs.
- Design geometry
- Check manufacturability
- Ensure part function
- Reduce part weight
To achieve all the needs of part developments filling simulation is needed in parallel to part design. After the part design is optimally designed, the tool designer begins his work.
As Mold Designer you are responsible for cycle time, dimensional stability of the produced part as well as for the process stability during production.
- Selection of runner system
- Layout of an efficient cooling system
- Reduce cycle time
- Determine shrinkage and warpage
Analysing the cooling layout and the warpage of the part in parallel to the mold design identify immediately critical points and lead to optimizations.
As Project Manager you need to tighten the work flow within the whole development and production process. One critical thing is to minimize time loss due to modifications an a finished mold. Due to consequent use of simulation the chances are high that a mold can be used without any further changes. Possible threats are known upfront and can be taken care of.
An efficient production and a stable quality of produced pars are the responsibilities of the Quality Manager. Foregoing simulation did already point out possible cycle times and the required process window for manufacturing. Evaluated data will be compared with information from production to ensure a profitable process.