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- 2. CAD and system simulation grow closer together
- 3. Determine potential savings in virtual commissioning
Video: Three Innovations From Simulation
2023 Author: Hannah Pearcy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-05 00:21
Markforged, manufacturer of 3D printers for metal and carbon fiber, and MSC Software, provider of CAE simulation software and services, have entered into a technology partnership. The companies now offer process simulation, component behavior simulation and material analysis tools for Markforged 3D printers:
- Material Engineering: MSC and Markforged customers have access to digital material cards that record mechanical and other material properties of Markforged's continuous fiber and short fiber reinforced plastics.
- Process simulation: In the future, users will be able to model 3D printing in the MSC software. You can also create standards for pressure calibration, optimize each machine for the part, and get every part printed right the first time.
- Component behavior : The material and pressure information from Markforged are combined with the FE simulation from MSC. Simulations for designs using continuous fibers and printed thermoforming plastics can be performed to predict the strength and performance of the parts.
How simulation improves product development
2. CAD and system simulation grow closer together
The Simplan Group presents “CAD Is The Model” (CITM) at this year's Logimat in Stuttgart. With the help of this application, “aspects” for describing the behavior of a system component, such as machines, robots or handling systems, can be defined in the CAD system and transferred directly to the simulation software Emulate 3D. The time-consuming recording that has been common until now is no longer required.
So far, CAD data has been adopted without any information for emulation according to Emulate 3D. The information describing the system behavior was also lost during an update and had to be logged again. With CITM, the CAD system transfers the data with every export, according to the manufacturer. This should speed up the planning process and increase the planning quality.
This means that designers can work in their familiar CAD environment and record the information required for simulation or emulation. The technology is available for Solidworks and Autodesk Inventor, and will soon be available for Creo Parametric.
Simplan at Logimat 2020: Hall 8, Stand B06
3. Determine potential savings in virtual commissioning
Machineering, a solution provider for simulation and automation, is now offering companies an investment calculation that can be used to determine the individual potential when using virtual commissioning.
The company has already gone through the entire analysis process together with a customer, so that the potential identified was fully exploited. An inventory was carried out at the special machine manufacturer and process key figures were determined. A customer-specific concept with a set of rules for the use of simulations was then determined, which shows the positive effects of the use.
One year after the successful implementation of the simulation software Industrial Physics, the same key figures were determined again and the savings actually achieved could be quantified. The customer saved a total of 2.5 million euros across all business areas. With a savings potential of around EUR 1.7 million, the costs for the initial investment are amortized after just three months.