CONNTECT! Moldflow® User Meeting 2011 - Tuesday, 17. 05. - Wednesday, 18. 05. 2011 Frankfurt



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2016 - Join. Learn. Be Inspired. - Invitation


7. CONNECT! European Moldflow® User Meeting


June 21st and 22nd, 2016 in Frankfurt/Main


JOIN. LEARN. BE INSPIRED“ - let’s get more familiar on different topics associated with Autodesk Moldflow at the
7th CONNECT! European Moldflow User Meeting. Besides experience reports to existing features you can also be curious about current development topics.




tl_files/connect_template/bilder/Referenten/2016/Chul_Park.jpgThis year the Moldflow community will await as a special guest Prof. Chul Park, the director of one of the world´s leading research laboratories for innovative plastic foam technologies at the University of Toronto, Canada, and one of the primary inventor of the MuCell technology.
Prof. Park will refer about experimental studies and simulation regarding the topic foam injection molding.



tl_files/connect_template/bilder/news/2016/Meeting_CDorin_ADSK.jpgApart from lectures you can become acquainted new functions in an early stage of development during individual conversations. You can also give feedback to the user-friendliness, thereby you can actively shape the new features. You can also share your personal requirements which are explicitly asked by Autodesk.


We look forward to seeing you at the CONNECT!


Until 20 Mai 2016 a limited room contingent with discounted prices will be available at the event hotel with the password “MF SOFTWARE”.


If you have any further question, Claudia Jehn will be your contact person. She is available under +49 (0)6151 8504 111 or


Get a sneak peek and read about first lectures from the CONNECT! program 2016.

Simultaneous interpreters will translate the presentations from English to German and vice versa.




Experimental Studies and Simulation in Microcellular Injection Moldin

This class is about the experimental research and simulation in microcellular injection molding. The experiments are part of the research done at the Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory (MPML) at the University of Toronto. Three topics related to the experiments will be presented. The first topic is on the visualization studies of bubble nucleation mechanisms and growth in low- and high-pressure foam injection molding. The second topic is on the application of gas-counter pressure in foam injection molding, and the third topic covers the use of mold-opening (core-back) for the microcellular injection molding. Some of the experimental results (such as bubble nucleation/growth and the mold-opening experiment) will be used in the simulation with Autodesk Moldflow. The correlation between the experimental and simulation results will be discussed.



Prof. Chul Park, University of Toronto (CAN)

Prof. Chul Park is Distinguished Professor of Microcellular Engineered Plastics at University of Toronto. He is the founder and Director of the Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory (MPML) and the Centre for Industrial Application of Microcellular Plastics (CIAMP), which are both world-leading research facilities in microcellular plastics foaming technologies. He has invented numerous foaming technologies (35 US and international patents to date), and he has successfully transferred them to various industrial companies. He was one of the original inventors of the MuCell Technology. Prof Park has attracted more than 35 domestic and international companies to the Consortium for Cellular and Micro-Cellular Plastics (CCMCP) initiative. CCMCP was established in 2003 and currently has 20+ member companies. He has also identified the fundamental mechanisms of cell nucleation and foam expansion, and has published more than 800 papers, including 260 journal papers and three books, with the Google Scholar h-index of 55 and the Scopus h-index of 46. Prof Park serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cellular Plastics, and sits on the Advisory Editorial Board of three other international journals: Cellular Polymers, Advances in Polymer Technology, and International Polymer Processing. He was the Conference Co-Chair for Biofoams 2007, Biofoams 2011, and Biofoams 2015, and the Conference Chair for PPS Americas Conference 2012, Biofoams 2009 and Biofoams 2013. He has received 34 major awards and 19 minor awards (such as the Best Paper Award). He is a Fellow of 4 academies: The Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and the National Academy of Engineering in Korea. He is also a Fellow of 5 other professional societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Society of Plastics Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering.


Integrative Simulation of highly Conductive Polymers with Ultrasim®

In the Simulation Engineering group at BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, the mechanical simulation of anisotropic plastics has been employed in customers’ projects for many years. Ultrasim® has become an indispensable aid for the successful handling of projects. It is based on an integrative simulation approach, taking into account the manufacturing process of fiber reinforced plastics parts by injection molding through simulations.  Recently this approach has been also extended to the thermal simulation of highly conductive polyamides. By predicting the orientation of the filler particles within Moldflow a subsequent anisotropic simulation of the heat flow is conducted, allowing reliable predictions of the thermal behavior of complex shaped customer parts. This talk shows how the filler orientation can be simulated with Moldflow, how it affects the thermal behavior and how the results can be applied to optimized thermal management.




Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Wonisch, BASF SE (D)

Dr. Wonisch studied physics at the University of Bielefeld. After university he wrote his dissertation at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg on simulation of granular media and komplex fluids. In 2009 he received the award of Material Mechanics of the Plansee Mitsubishi Group. Till 2011 he stayed at the Institute as a scientific assistant and since then he is employee of BASF SE with main focus on rheological behaviour of technical plastics, numerical optimization and model development.





Modeling and approaches to couple forming and injection molding simulations for validation of the manufacturing process of thermoplastic sandwich structures – Potential and Challenges

Especially for electric vehicles, lightweight and thus the use of composite materials plays a key role, because weight reduction leads to less energy consumption and counters the current cruising range problem. However, a major challenge is the recycling of composite structures after vehicle life time. This problem is addressed in the BMBF - funded research project ReLei (Fertigungs- und Recyclingstrategien für die Elektromobilität zur stofflichen Verwertung von Leichtbaustrukturen in Faserkunststoffverbund-Hybridbauweise). A key objective of this project is the development of a modular manufacturing process for producing hybrid sandwich structures.

Main points in the presentation are the modeling and the method description for coupling the injection molding simulation with a forming simulation and discussion of the assumptions as well as the resulting limits.



Dr.-Ing. Stephan Günzel, inpro GmbH (D)

Dr.-Ing. Stephan Günzel, born in 1980, studied Aerospace Engineering with a focus on fiber composite technology and lightweight design at Technical University of Berlin and then worked as a research associate at Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in the working group “Fatigue testing, failure analysis, damage mechanics” in the field of destructive and non-destructive testing of fiber composites. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the analysis of damage processes in a short glass fiber reinforced polyamide. Since 2012 he is a development engineer and project manager at inpro Innovationsgesellschaft für fortgeschrittene Produktionssysteme in der Fahrzeugindustrie mbH in the department Process Simulation. His working area includes the developments for virtual validations of manufacturing processes and their consideration in the design of composite structures.



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