A Strong European Community - Be In Sight! - Invitation


June 11th and 12th, 2013

4. European Moldflow® User Meeting

in Frankfurt organized by MF SOFTWARE

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The CONNECT! Moldflow User Meeting offers the opportunity to know about innovations in the Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Software, to share about best practices or to exchange practical tips and tricks.

Senior Research Leader Dr. Franco Costa, Produktmanager Hanno van Raalte and the director of the Autodesk Moldflow Material Labs Scott Grant will supply first-hand information about new features and future developments.

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Dr. Franco Costa Hanno van Raalte Scott Grant

You can also count on a series of high-level presentations from industry and research which will be announced in the recent and the following newsletters.

If you would like to be part of the series next year please get in contact with:

Mrs. Claudia Jehn +49 (0)6151 8504 111 or



Prof. Dr. Ir. Gerrit W.M. Peters, TU Eindhoven (DK)
Modeling flow induced crystallization during injection:
what about the parameters?


We have made substantial progress with modeling of flow induced crystallization (FIC) of polymers in the last decade. It includes detailed information on the time evolution of number and size of different types of crystallites for, when applicable, different crystalline phases. Moreover, the model incorporates the influence of the rheological behavior, i.e. the molecular weight distribution, and processing conditions such as temperature, pressure and deformation histories.

Dr. Camilo Cruz, Robert Bosch GmbH
In the development of a simulation-based weld-line strength criterion



Weld-lines are commonly weak spots in thermoplastic injection-moulded parts. In fact, given the rapid cooling rates usually employed in injection moulding, complete healing between the encountered melt fronts cannot be guaranteed. In addition, flow-induced molecular orientation and parallel fibre orientation are typical issues at the weld-line position inducing clear disadvantages in terms of mechanical performance. Hence, predicting the healing degree (mechanical strength) between polymer interfaces at the weld-line is important in terms of product design.
A first correlation attempt between a simulation-based weld-line strength criterion and the experimental mechanical performance at the weld-line will be showed.



Furthermore you will have the chance to test the new features directly during the meeting in a computer lab or follow live demonstrations of Digimat, Sim360 or CATIA RSO (Realistic Shape Optimizer).


We are looking forward to your participation!

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