Serving the South African Manufacturing industry Software Development (Pty) Ltd - CAD / CAM / CAE / Wireless CNC communication experts Advanced CADCAM and Wireless CNC communication for the Manufacturing industry VISI Flow Moulding design All areas of moulded component creation can benefit from the optimisation of mould tool design and moulding process parameters. Part designers, mould makers and moulders will all benefit from using Vero’s patented technology for injection simulation to achieve cost-effective and reliable mould designs and the optimum moulding conditions. VISI Flow is a unique prediction tool, ideal for pre- and post-production analysis and con-current engineering of injection moulded plastic components. Pre-production analysis * Before designing the tool design do preventive analysis;- such as welding lines air traps best gate location etc test wall thickness distribution overall quality of the finished component   maximize the choice of moulding material design changes can be implemented with minimum impact on tooling corrections save on expensive moulding trials Post-production analysis * Better understand conditions inside the mould cavity during the moulding cycle. * Help judge the effectiveness of different corrective actions. * Produce the most effective improvements to the moulding results. Con-current engineering * Made possible through an integrated CAD/CAM/CAE analysis. * Uninterrupted data exchange between the design and analysis environment. * Identify possible critical situations. * Set the most effective moulding parameters. * Optimise the runners and cooling layout. * Predict problems concerning any part of the plastic component creation process. VISI Flow is the most cost effective solution, providing a user friendly interface with short model preparation and calculation times. Initially introduced to the injection simulation market over 25 years ago, VISI Flow combines the powerful versatility of VISI Modelling with the undisputed result accuracy of Finite Element Analysis. VISI Flow provides the complete solution for part/mould designers and plastic injection moulding technicians: from filling analysis, to warpage calculations and thermal optimisation analysis. Extensive range of CAD interfaces. * Parasolid, IGES, DXF, DWG, STL and VDA * STEP, Solid Works and Solid Edge * CATIA v4 & v5, Pro-E, UG and ACIS Simple design of runner and cooling systems * Import or creating one of the most important mould tool features. * Any feeding and conditioning system. * No limit to the complexity. * Easily edited to allow for a comparative analysis to be calculated. Patented meshing technology * Hybrid meshing technology. * Perform 3-dimensional flow simulation. * Very short calculation times. * Solid mesh creation is an automated function. * Short model preparation times. * Rapid analysis calculations. * Meshing approach gives consistent results. * Unaffected by component size, complexity or wall thickness. Materials database * Accuracy of result is directly related to the material characterisation. * Extensive material database. * Ability to easily add new polymer grades. * Modify the existing data to match the exact moulding material. Filling phase * Control the injection of molten polymer into the mould cavity. * Moulding parameters are suggested for an accurate moulding. * Minimum input from the operator. * Limited experience required to create an analysis. * The filling simulation provides;- ability to forecast and visualise component filling identify potential aesthetic issues clamp force pressure temperature shear stress frozen skin fibre orientation etc. Shape phase module * Investigate polymer during the holding and freezing time. * Identify sinking or voids caused by packing. * Visualise and measure the final moulded shape. * Many tools provided for evaluating the result including;- viewing displacement along an axis querying point locations to calculate the warpage linear shrinkage export warped model geometry for comparison with CAD data Thermal phase module * Analyse the effect of the thermal conditioning. * Use cooling channels of VISI Mould for thermal simulation. * Run analysis by considering all possible thermal effects including;- heat exchange among plastic and blocks hot and cold runners mould inserts with high conductive materials * Analyze the cooling system to visualise warpage. * Define the best cooling layout to achieve the short cycle times. Complete analysis of the moulding process * Optional modules for simulation of;- sequential moulding gas-assisted co-injection overmoulding crosslinking grades VISI Software: