Category Archives: Simulation

Moldex3D Partners with Sumitomo Heavy Industries

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Dec 7, 2022 – CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D) announced a strategic collaboration with Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) to strengthen the integration between virtual CAE simulation and physical injection molding machines. This partnership set up a two-way bridge that connects the CAE simulation to a real injection molding machine. It not only reduces the gap between design and manufacturing through digital twin technology but also dramatically accelerates time to mass-production.

This collaboration aims to create a virtual representation – “digital twin model” of an SHI injection molding machine in a virtual CAE space by capturing its physical features and machine dynamics and to achieve a more realistic result from Moldex3D simulation. Moreover, the process conditions optimized by simulation will be directly transferred to injection molding machines as an initial set-up of mold tryout through data exchange between Moldex3D software and SHI’s machines. It significantly simplifies the process from mold tooling to mass production.

“Every process engineer knows how time-consuming it is to find optimum process conditions for most of the injection molds. By bidirectional data exchange, our customers can virtually evaluate the most favorable process conditions aimed at their own Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. injection molding machines before performing the first mold tryout. This cutting-edge technology will significantly speed up time to market.” said Dr. Masaaki Konno, director of sales engineering department, plastics machinery division, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

“Under the trend of smart manufacturing, digital transformation is an important issue to be faced. With this collaboration, Moldex3D simulation can consider the unique dynamic characteristics of each SHI machine, taking virtual simulation to the next level. It further enhances CAE simulation capabilities and brings CAE simulation results closer to reality.” said Dr. Venny Yang, CEO of CoreTech System, Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D).

In addition, JSOL, Moldex3D’s value-added channel partner in Japan, plays an important role in communication on this cross-country collaboration.

“JSOL has supported SHI for better implementation of CAE software for many years. It is our honor to join this project and facilitate technical communication. We’re excited to promote this new technology to the market.” said Mr. Takahiko Miyachi, director at JSOL Corp.

In pursuit of Industry 4.0, this integration established by Moldex3D and SHI, and assisted by JSOL will fulfill the requirements of the injection molding industry and will connect the virtual world and physical environment. The data exchange between CAE simulation and injection molding machine will be more straightforward, and the product development workflow from design to production will be faster and smoother.

About CoreTech System (Moldex3D)

CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D) has been providing the professional CAE analysis solution “Moldex” series for the plastic injection molding industry since 1995, and the current product “Moldex3D” is marketed worldwide. Committed to providing advanced technologies and solutions to meet industrial demands, CoreTech System has extended its sales and service network to provide local, immediate, and professional service. CoreTech System presents innovative technology, which helps customers troubleshoot from product design to development, optimize design patterns, shorten time-to-market, and maximize product return on investment (ROI).

More information can be found on Moldex3D website.

About Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI)

The Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group is an all-around machinery manufacturer engaged in the production of general industrial machinery, precision machinery, construction machinery, ships, environmental plant facilities, and other products. Their Power Transmission & Controls Group (PTC) is a business unit that develops and produces variable speed gears and gear reducers.

More information can be found on SHI website.

About JSOL

JSOL Corp. is a leading company of CAE solution provider with cutting edge technology. It provides numerical analysis solution from service to software, data, from micro scale continuum to micro scale of molecular dynamics. The high end technology helps customers through various industries to develop high quality products with less cost and time, and accelerate the digital transformation in engineering design. In January of 2009, following a business and capital alliance with NTT DATA, the company name was changed to JSOL. It has evolved as a member of the NTT DATA Group and SMBC Group to allow an even wider range of needs to be met.

More information can be found on JSOL website.

Keinavo Joins Altair’s Channel Partner Network

TROY, MI, Dec 6, 2022 – Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), announced that Keinavo has joined Altair’s growing channel partner network. Keinavo, which has offices in Lugano, Switzerland, will offer all of Altair’s data analytics solutions to its customers in Switzerland. Keinavo has major customers in sectors like banking, insurance, industry, and public service, and offers expertise, consulting, and training focused on data.

“Keinavo has deep expertise in data analytics and the SAS language and we are proud to have them as a valued channel partner. This combination – and their work related to the integration of Altair SLC in complex environments – makes Keinavo a trusted partner that will be key for Altair’s growth in Switzerland,” said Haroun Mokdad, managing director, Altair Switzerland. “We look forward to providing great opportunities for any company looking to modernize their legacy data analytics platforms.”

Keinavo has been providing auditing, consulting, and training services focused on big data, analytics, business intelligence, system integration and optimization, data management, and platform and business process management throughout the EMEA region since the early 2000s.

“We are extremely pleased to strategically partner with Altair, a leading global technology company, and look forward to further supporting our clients with the best possible solutions and technology throughout project lifecycles,” said Johann Kerdal, chief executive officer, Keinavo.

Altair works with a global network of channel and technology partners. To learn more or to become a partner, visit https://www.altair.com/partners/.

About Altair

Altair is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future.

For more information, visit www.altair.com.

Ansys Announces GF Certification for RedHawk-SC, RaptorH, HFSS

PITTSBURGH, PA, Dec 6, 2022 – Ansys  announced that GF has certified Ansys RedHawk-SCAnsys RaptorH and Ansys HFSS semiconductor tools for its flagship 22FDX platform. The GF certification enables chip designers to reduce costs by eliminating wasteful safety margins and improving system performance, without compromising reliability or risking unexpected and damaging interactions between design elements.

Ansys RaptorH modeling the electromagnetic coupling on a radio frequency (RF) semiconductor chip

GF’s 22FDX platform is a popular choice for Internet of Things (IoT), smart mobile, and automotive markets, and GF’s certification ensures that Ansys tools provide unparalleled predictive accuracy in verifying the correct functioning of ultra-low power, high-speed and radio frequency (RF) designs.

RedHawk-SC uses sophisticated, proprietary algorithms to verify a chip’s power supply integrity and electromigration reliability for both digital designs and analog designs. RaptorH and HFSS analyze electromagnetic coupling to verify high-speed performance. The Ansys tools were certified by GF to provide predictively accurate results for 22FDX following extensive testing on a broad array of test cases and real-life design examples.

“The certification of Ansys’ Redhawk-SC, RaptorH and HFSS products enables our joint customers to use these popular signoff tools with full confidence in their predictive accuracy,” said Richard Trihy, vice president of Design and Technology Enablement at GF. “Through our collaboration with Ansys, customers can push the boundaries of ultra-low power design and feature integration of our unique 22FDX platform.”

“Ansys is committed to staying on the forefront of process technology development and supporting our foundry partners, as well as our customers, in their choice of optimal silicon technology,” said John Lee, vice president and general manager of the electronics, semiconductor and optics business unit at Ansys. “Our latest certification reflects the importance our ongoing relationship with GF and enables us to provide our customers with the support they need throughout the design process.”

About Ansys

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

For more information, visit www.ansys.com.

Hexagon Introduces Elements for Simulation

COBHAM, UK, Dec 2, 2022 – Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has introduced Elements, new simulation software that helps engineering teams understand the behavior of systems that are becoming increasingly complex in modern products. Using the software, teams can evaluate the performance and feasibility of new design concepts quickly to inform more efficient product development and reduce risk and cost. Elements addresses the growing importance of integrated, multi-disciplinary system development and end-to-end workflows. Customers in every industry are demanding technologies that consider many physics domains and tackle mechatronics challenges in a robust way, fueling a growing trend towards system-level engineering. Achieving this requires the integration of all relevant engineering disciplines, control systems, and third-party supplier systems to understand how the domains interact, and how a design decision in one discipline impacts others.

Systems engineers can easily learn to use the Elements software, using its drag-and-drop environment to model any physics type or logic and analyze systems by intuitively connecting blocks – regardless of whether they represent electrical, hydraulic, mechanical components – to solve system-level engineering problems. It is based on the Modelica language, which is an open and widely used standard for building fast, flexible, and customizable models. Systems modelling is indispensable in the early design phases because little information is required – often a CAD model, equation, or lookup table is sufficient and a 3D mesh is not required. Elements further speeds up engineering development because it also ensures that system-level models compute quickly and efficiently by optimizing equations and code for fast calculation, but with no loss of fidelity.

As the design develops, and components and subsystems are detailed in specialist simulation software, the components can be routinely integrated into a larger system through full compliance with the FMI standard and Hexagon’s proprietary SmartFMU technology. SmartFMU unlocks the Functional Mock-up Unit (FMU) for supported Hexagon products so that changes can be made directly in the Elements system-level model without having to go back to the specialist CAE software and its expert user. This helps to avoid resource bottlenecks, time-consuming switching between applications, and versioning problems.

Hexagon’s roadmap will see its best-in-class CAE technologies readied for easy and productive use with Elements. At launch, the software provides SmartFMU connectivity with Adams multibody dynamics software and Easy5.  Future plans are likely to include workflows with Cradle CFD thermal-fluid dynamics and Actran acoustic simulation products, among others.

Both standard FMI support and the novel SmartFMU plug-and-play capabilities offer immediate value and address challenges of system complexity, including those for transportation electrification; for example:

  • Helping automotive engineers to find optimal solutions to vehicle range optimization issues by considering a vehicle’s energy use under different driving conditions, taking into account eDrive design, regenerative braking, climate control, ADAS safety requirements, and battery choice.
  • Improving the flexibility and accuracy of industrial robotics by designing control systems that take detailed mechanical system vibrations and interactions from multi-body dynamics simulation into account.
  • Right-sizing heavy battery systems in new eVTOL aircraft designs by helping engineers understand the power draw during take-off and landing, safety margins, and thermal management system controls.
  • Implementing safer, more sustainable long-life battery systems by using Elements to design control systems that balance the improved performance of lithium-ion batteries at elevated temperatures with the impact heating has on cell degradation.

Elements was developed in close cooperation with Maplesoft, building upon its powerful maths engine to optimize system equations and deliver fast efficient simulation to Hexagon’s customers. Chris Harduwar, VP of strategic solutions at Maplesoft, commented: “We are excited to begin this long-term collaboration with Hexagon, which has an impressive vision and track record of innovation. By combining the tried-and-tested Maplesoft system-level modelling technology with the extensive Hexagon CAE portfolio, engineers in many industries benefit from new productivity-boosting solutions that significantly reduce simulation effort.”

Mahesh Kailasam, general manager for design and engineering software at Hexagon, commented, “Elements offers engineers an easy way to explore behavior of systems quickly and find better solutions to problems using simulation, before committing designs to subsequent resource-intensive engineering processes. We look forward to a long-term collaboration with Maplesoft, using its powerful and open technology foundations to realize synergies with our extensive Hexagon CAE ecosystem portfolio and deliver valuable capabilities to our customers.”

To learn more about Elements, please visit hexagon.com/products/elements.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. They are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that use data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter. For more information, visit hexagon.com/mi.

Hexagon has approximately 23,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.3bn Euro. Learn more at hexagon.com.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft is a leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Maplesoft Engineering Solutions provide advanced tools and services for system simulation, calculation management, and systems engineering, helping organizations maximize the power of their engineering knowledge so they can complete their projects quickly and successfully. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple, the world’s most powerful math engine; Maple Flow, math software for engineering calculations; MapleSim, the advanced system-level modeling and simulation tool; and MapleMBSE, which supports a model-based systems engineering approach to requirements management. Maplesoft products and services are used in machine design, robotics, aerospace, automotive, industrial automation, and many other fields where engineers face complex challenges. Maplesoft is a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd.

For more information, visit www.maplesoft.com.