Sigmasoft: MIM simulations

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.

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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

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