As the UK & Ireland’s leading certified Moldex3D channel partner, we help companies design and manufacture high volume injection, compression and resin transfer moulded parts through combined software, consulting, training and technical support.
Our ANSYS stress analysis software and services are regularly employed for concept development and validation in many industries that use polymer materials.
In addition to homogenous polymers, we work with clients to simulate the draping of long fibre composites and moulding of short fibre composite materials to predict orientation and density of reinforcing materials.
We can then use standard composite data and/or resultant material properties from a process model within a structural analysis using ANSYS or other FEA software. This capability is supported by specialised tools that assist the detailed investigation of composite material behaviour, including progressive failure analysis.
We also have experiencing working with rubber materials with fibre reinforcement, including seals.
Indeed, we have extensive knowledge of modelling seal performance in general, including ageing and explosive decompression issues, through both simulation and desktop studies.
With our ANSYS Polyflow solution, we can also work with clients to model the extrusion processes sometimes used within seal manufacture, in addition to blow-moulding of plastic packaging products. As with Moldex3D, this capability helps engineers improve product quality and increase throughput while reducing tooling costs.
We are a training supplier to the First Polymer Training SkillNet.
We have worked with over 110 companies and universities specialising in Plastics, Composite and Rubber materials, including:
» Brochure: ANSYS within Plastics & Rubber Industry
» Demo Video: Multiple Simulations Support Fuel Tank Design and Manufacturing
» Demo Video: Plastic Extrusion Die Design with ANSYS AIM
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» Overview Video: Virtual Prototyping for the Design of Blow Moulded Plastic Packages & Containers
» White Paper: A Methodology for Superior Plastic Extrusion Die Design with ANSYS