Materials Characterisation For Flow Simulation Software
The Practice of designing plastic products using computer-based finite element flow analysis software has become increasingly sophisticated since its conception in the late 1970’s. In order to produce accurate predictions it is essential to use the appropriate material properties data. Different materials, even of the same generic type, can behave in substantially different ways during processing. Modern software packages have material database systems that contain the necessary characteristics on many hundreds of thermoplastic, elastomeric & thermosetting materials, although they cannot cover every material a user is liable to consider.
Gammadot has 30 years experience characterising both standard & novel grades of materials for flow simulation trials. We offer a portfolio of testing services aimed at providing accurate materials data for leading finite element flow simulation software packages including Moldflow, Moldex 3D & Sigmasoft 3D. In September 2009 Gammadot Rheology was awarded ‘Characterisation Partner’ status for the provision of materials characterisation data for Moldex3D – the flagship true 3D flow simulation software package developed by CoreTech System Co., Ltd (Taiwan).