This class reviews powerful analysis techniques that bring manufacturing knowledge together with detailed material modeling in order to perform comprehensive and accurate analysis of your parts, both as manufactured and in use. In addition, powerful optimization techniques allow the choice of the best gate location for your parts, and avoid over design of your parts, using a process of integrative optimization.
- Describe the significance of fiber orientation in plastic part performance
- Know the limitations of ordinary structural analysis as applied your parts
- Determine the best gate location for a part using optimization techniques
- Appreciate the compromises encountered in the injection molding process
Hanno van Raalte has a masters degree in Mechanical engineering, with a special focus on Designing in Plastics. He has been involved with injection molding simulation software since 1997, starting as an Application Engineer with C-Mold in the Netherlands. He later worked 6 years in Moldflow's Quality Assurance department in Ithaca NY, and has been the product manager for Moldflow products since 2007.
Jim has worked at BASF in the CAE group since 1990, and has used Moldflow software since before that. As part of the CAE team at BASF, he and his colleagues work on both automotive and consumer applications across North America in cooperation with a network of other CAE teams across the globe.As a longtime user, he has seen amazing advancements in the capability of the software, from layflats to finite element models to fully 3D analysis.Jim is always looking for a better user experience. He is often heard saying, "wouldn't it be nice if I could overlay the results of two different analyses..." and similar things, pestering the folks at Moldflow with requests. He invites you to do the same.He looks forward to the day when there will be a publicly available series of benchmarks against which users will be able to judge the strengths and weaknesses of their Moldflow software.