A German company recently introduced version 2.0 of its Simcalc cost-calculation software for injection molding.
Simcon Kunststofftechnische Software GmbH said the software can calculate molding job offers or examine offers from suppliers.
Simcalc stores basic data from different production locations, calculates hour rates of the machines and searches for similar parts.
Simcalc includes a module to calculate cooling time and estimate the pressure loss, when figuring out the necessary clamping force to mold a part.
An internal material database with more information on more than 500 materials comes with the software.
Simcon, based in Herzogenrath, Germany, also introduced Cadmould Rapid software for analyzing the mold-filling software. The Windows-based system analyzes a stereolithography file of the part, generated by a three-dimensional computer-aided-design system.
The company also showed mold-filling software for mold designers, called Cadmould Fill.
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