Last year we explored different approaches to injection molding simulations with Simulation Moldflow Insight software. This year we will dive into approaches to measuring warpage results. We have given individual users a problem to solve using Simulation Moldflow Insight software. We will present their approaches, and then we will compare and contrast the different approaches. Analyisto e analyisto, it’s a showdown you don’t want to miss. Let’s get ready to rumble! This session features Moldflow Insight.
- Discover that different approaches can be taken to the same request
- Understand the various approaches to measuring warpage results
- Have a fun interactive time with other Simulation Moldflow Insight analysts
- Have a fun interactive time with other Moldflow Insights analysts
After working for a family owned machine shop and graduating with a B.S. in Manufacturing from Western Michigan University, Jay has spent 32 years as a project engineer, customer support engineer, trainer, training material developer and product designer for Moldflow and now Autodesk. Jay started his career as a Project Engineer where he worked with customers optimizing mold designs using Moldflow to make tools that fill better and cool the part efficiently. During most of Jay’s career, he has been in some way involved with training, starting as a trainer and since 2000 the primary developer of training material for injection molding simulation products. Using his knowledge of tooling design, Jay has taught Moldflow and written training material for Moldflow with the understanding of the importance of good tooling design in mind. Jay is the editor of the book Moldflow Design Guide. Also since 2001, Jay has managed the certification program for Moldflow programs, including writing and grading all exams given worldwide. Today, Jay’s role in Autodesk not only continues his tradition of working with training materials and certification, he works closely with Autodesk user experience designers and developers to ensure Autodesk products fit the needs of the injection molding and tooling industries.<br/><br/>In addition, Jay has published numerous papers relating to injection molding simulation and tooling. Many of his publications are with researchers at Western Michigan University where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Since 1985, Jay has assisted with plastics tooling classes, and injection molding related research. Jay works on the campus of Western Michigan University so he can continually interact with young engineers.<br/><br/>Jay has been a member of SPE since 1983 and has attended over 31 ANTEC’s. In 2011, Jay was awarded the SPE Mold Making and Mold Design Division’s Mold Designer of the year.
Tim VanAst has been working in the plastics industry for over 20 years. He has been using Moldflow software for injection molding simulation for most of his career. His industry experience includes automotive, electrical and electronic, irrigation, heavy truck, office furniture, and large containers. He has presented 4 times at Autodesk University, and he’s taught many seminars about plastics and simulation. His current role includes consulting and training.