Technology previews are about feedback. We make them available for free and ask that project participants share their thoughts. We need affirmation of the technology before it takes the next step. It's not a done deal. If that were the case, we'd go straight to beta and forego the technology preview process. That's why trying a technology, liking it but not telling us, is the same as not trying it. Project participants are quick to share when something does not work but less inclined to speak up when it does. Truthfully, we want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Project Scandium is one of those technology previews where Moldflow Insight 2017 users apply for participation, and the team approves the applications based on their needs. The technology preview extends simulation capabilities by offering new capabilities to try out and provide feedback. Moldflow users can have this technology preview installed next to their commercial products.
Based on feedback from previous instances of the technology preview, these capabilities and extensions include:
- Thermocouple-controlled Cooling
- Total Heat Specified as a Heater Rating
- Auto Sizing for CAD
- Create CAD Bodies for Mold Blocks by Mold Surface Wizard
- Insert Nodes on Beam
- Minimum Number of Beams on Baffles and Bubblers
- Wall Slip
- Fiber Improvements
- Resin Transfer Molding (RTM):
- Metal Injection Molding
- Enhancements on 3D Residual Stress Model
- Improved Automatic Cooling Algorithm for 3D Flow Solver
- Additional Solver API Capabilities for 3D Flow Analyses
- Underflow Diagnostic
- Improvements to Ejection Force Analysis
In addition to these new capabilities, the following capabilities from the previous Project Scandium have been carried forward so the team can continue to get feedback:
- Retractable Core Pin
You too can apply for participation:
Yesterday I posted a new build that extends the technology preview to August 1, 2017. This gives participants plenty of time to complete their evaluations and share their thoughts.
Extended simulation is alive in the lab.