Simcon develops simulation software
Simcon Kunststofftechnische Software GmbH has developed a new injection molding simulation software called Rapidmesh.
The company said the current technology, finite element mesh, takes a long time to work — often as long as the analysis itself. But Rapidmesh, together with Cadmould version 6, makes it possible to simulate the filling and packing phase of the molding cycle based on a stereolithography file.
The file can be created by any three-dimensional computer-aided-design system.
Simcon is based in Herzogenrath, Germany.
Tel. +49 2407 5088, fax +49 2407 59453.
D&B software helps credit professionals
Dun & Bradstreet Corp. has released version 3.02 of its Risk Assessment Manager personal-computer software, aimed at credit professionals who need to manage customer data and accounts receivable information.
D&B, based in Murray Hill, N.J., said the RAM software combines D&B credit information and customer data to product evaluations, credit decisions and credit limits, using rules set by the operator.
Users get access to D&B Alerts that report critical business changes in a company. They can identify interrelationships between accounts in their company's customer base and create ratios for financial analysis.
Tel. (908) 665-5000.
Comet creates new color metering unit
Comet Automation Systems Inc. is making a new Color Exact Metering Unit for injection molding and extrusion.
This screw-type feeder meters color concentrate and regrind at the hopper throat.
The auger and sleeve both are made of stainless steel. Auger feeding units can be removed easily using two quick-disconnect clips.
Comet is based in Dayton, Ohio.
Tel. (937) 296-9166, fax (937) 296-9069.
Bielomatik offers LVW line for tooling
Bielomatik Inc. of Plymouth, Mich., has introduced its line of electromagnetic drive, linear vibration welding (LVW) equipment.
Electromagnetic LVW automatically determines the resonance frequency of the tooling and adjusts machine parameters. The process allows the customer greater flexibility in tooling design, according to Bielomatik, because resonance frequency tuning means the tooling does not have to be a specific weight for a given machine.
Three models are available: VK3212 for smaller applications; VK3215 for midsize products, such as air intake manifolds; and VK3220 for big parts, such as welding air ducts for instrument panels.
Bielomatik is a unit of the Bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. of Neuffen, Germany.
Tel. (313) 454-0527, fax (313) 454-1027.