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Mathieu Boulanger

CP10448: It’s warm within: Autodesk and RocTool achieve simulation of induction heating within the mold.

(Duration 01:00:52)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how induction heating works
  • Discover how induction heating is applied to injection molding
  • Learn about rapid heating and cooling
  • Learn how Simulation Moldflow collaborates with industry

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

To produce high-quality surface finishes for plastic parts with low production costs, automotive suppliers require flash heating of the mold. Induction heating uses high-frequency electricity to heat electrically conductive materials from within the mold. Autodesk, Inc., has teamed with RocTool (the foremost technology provider of induction heating equipment) to simulate this process. This presentation describes the theory, challenges, and 3D finite element solution of the Maxwell electromagnetic field equations. Finally an excellent correlation was achieved with validation data provided by RocTool.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Autodesk Moldflow users

Speakers

Speakers

Mathieu Boulanger

3 years in Atlanta, Ga as a project manager in a consulting firm. This organization was specialized in helping European companies market their products in North America. Joined RocTool Q1 of 2003 as technical sales to promote innovative molding technologies such as resistive heating systems or the first version of the induction technology. Became RocTool’s Global Business Development Director in 2005 and was in charge for 8 years of new incoming projects, key accounts globally, licensing agreements and strategic promotion of the RocTool technologies such as the 3iTech® and the Cage System® processing method. Recently opened Roctool Inc. in Charlotte, NC and is in charge of North American markets. Matt is now President of RocTool Incorporated and is a board member.

Clinton Kietzmann

Clinton Kietzmann is employed at Autodesk Australia Pty Ltd. He has been working in the engineering simulation industry for the last 20 years, working on Simulation Moldflow software products. He has mainly been a developer on the Autodesk cooling software relating to heat transfer in plastic injection molds. Clinton has also developed certain parts of the 3D Flow solver relating to the flow of hot molten plastic in injection molds. He was an author or co-author on numerous papers related to injection molding simulation, and he has worked on the Simulation CFD software solver. Clinton holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Hanno Van Raalte

Hanno van Raalte holds a master of engineering degree from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, where he specialized in plastic engineering. He worked for C-Mold as an application engineer, where he did customer support and consulting work. After the acquisition of C-Mold by Simulation Moldflow, he worked as a quality assurance engineer working on the Simulation Moldflow products in Ithaca, New York. Since 2007 he has been the product manager for the Simulation Moldflow products within Autodesk, Inc.

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Published

  • 2015
  • CP10448
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Moldflow Insight

Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Automotive & Other Transportation

Topics

  • Fabrication for AEC