ESI North America introduced LCMFLOT, which it claims is the first simulation software for liquid composite molding, where a dry preform is held in a closed mold and injected with a resin.
The software simulates resin transfer molding, vacuum assisted RTM and resin film infusion.
LCMFLOT can give preliminary design, refine calculations for molds, and give final design verification. The software optimizes molding parameters such as injection pressure, flow rate and molding temperature, and computes closure forces.
ESI North America is in Shelby Township, Mich., near Utica.
Tel. (810) 323-4610, fax (810) 323-4611.