The following simulations accompany the article “MIM in the digital age: Simulation technologies to help the industry compete in the 21st century”, published in the September 2017 issue of PIM International, Vol 11. No. 3.
This is available to download in digital format from our free archive.
Simulation 1: A MIM part’s filling pattern without back coupling, leading to fountain flow. Higher particle concentrations are in red. A more complex model (Video 2) is needed to get correct predictions
Simulation 2: This filling pattern, with back coupling, leads to jet flow and accurately replicates a mould filling issue, as shown in inset image
Simulation 3: The thermal balance of the injection moulding process in MIM: Mould filling and mold temperature simulations are combined
Simulation 4: Temperature development of a MIM mould over 25 cycles. The video is based on temperature just before injection images
Simulation 5: Temperature development of a MIM mould within an established production cycle. This reveals significantly higher process stability than in the initial 25 cycles