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Franco Costa

SM5604-P: Research Directions in Simulation Moldflow

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to choose the right technology for performing microcellular foaming simulation
  • Learn how to perform a mold thermal analysis, including induction heating elements
  • Learn how to investigate part defects by examining the polymer particle history during injection
  • Understand the influence of mold deflection on injection molding simulation accuracy

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

This class will review new functionality in Simulation Moldflow Insight software and discuss current research directions in the development of Simulation Moldflow software. Capabilities covered will include microcellular foaming, improved fiber orientation and fiber breakage calculations, enhanced wall slip calculations, velocity-controlled valve gates, induction heating, particle traces, user routines, the influence of mold deflection, and meshing enhancements. There will also be an overview of new research collaborations in the area of injection molding simulation research.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Plastic Part and Mold Designers, Moldflow Simulation Analysts

Speakers

Speakers

Franco Costa

Dr. Franco Costa is a senior research leader for Moldflow Simulation at Autodesk, Inc. With over 22 years of experience with Moldflow software, he has contributed to the technologies of 3D flow simulations, thermal analysis, crystallization analysis, structural analysis, final net-part shape prediction, and multiphysics for the plastic injection molding simulation industry. Franco has moved through roles as a research engineer, development team leader, and manager, and he now leads key strategic research projects for the Autodesk Simulation Technology Group as well as acting as an internal reviewer and technology architect. Franco has presented at academic conferences in the field of polymer processing. He also acts as a referee on international journals and often presents overviews of Simulation Moldflow research-technology directions at Simulation Moldflow user meetings. Franco is based in the Autodesk Research and Development Center in Melbourne, Australia.

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Published

  • 2014
  • SM5604-P
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Moldflow Insight

Industry

  • Manufacturing and Product Design

Topics

  • Simulation