Taiwanese supplier of plastic injection moulding simulation technology CoreTech System (Moldex3D) has partnered with Austrian machinery maker Wittmann Battenfeld to advance liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection moulding and smart manufacturing.
In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed 5 July, the two companies agreed to collaborate to further bolster the role of simulation in LSR injection moulding.
As part of the partnership, Moldex3D has invested in LSR injection moulding equipment, including a SmartPower 90/350 featuring a Unilog B8 control system from Wittmann Battenfeld and an LSR dosing system from Elmet.
The collaboration will involve applying Moldex3D simulations to acquire new insights into the LSR cold runner, mould design and process dynamics to improve part quality and reduce cycle time.
The two companies will aim to develop processes that enable manufacturers to integrate the virtual with the real world and improve performance and productivity.
"Furthermore, the integration of mould filling simulation and machine characterization is fully aligned with our vision of digitalizing the physical manufacturing world, enabling manufacturing companies to work smarter and better based on digital simulations," noted Wolfgang Roth, manager applications engineering at Wittmann Battenfeld.
Described by Moldex3D CEO Rong-Yeu Chang as “an important milestone toward smart design and manufacturing,” the MoU aims to create a total solution for the two companies’ mutual customers.
Based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, CoreTech System is a leading supplier of Moldex 3D CAE simulation solutions for the plastic injection moulding industry. Using this analysis technology supports the product development by optimising the design process, promoting design for manufacturability and shortening the time to market.