Digimat material modeling platform is the most effective and efficient tool for the predictive design of injected plastic materials and parts available on the market today.

Digimat simulation software for plastic materials

Today's biggest challenge for engineers is to design parts made of composite material with confidence and to optimize the manufacturing process to get the best performance of the material itself. This requires to take into account the effect of the manufacturing process, like compression and injection molding of the performance of the part.


Your modeling software for the predictive design of plastic materials

50% of e-Xstream's activities are dedicated to the plastics industry. Close collaborative projects with major plastic suppliers and part producers have driven the development and validation of the Digimat software.

Digimat is the most effective and efficient software for the predictive design of plastic materials and parts available on the market today. e-Xstream pours over 10 years of expertise in Reinforced Plastics modelling, and offers an easy and fast solution to bridge the gap between the manufacturing process and the mechanical behavior of the part. This advanced simulation approach leads to more accurate predictions and opens new ways to optimize the design of the part.


Benefits of using Digimat modeling software for plastic materials

  • High accuracy
  • Multiple solution (Linear & Nonlinear, Implicit & Explicit)
  • Integrated within CAE landscape (interfaces with major CAE Injection/Structural codes for modal, creep, stiffness, crash, durability/fatigue analysis)
  • Offers an extensive database of Reinforced Plastic Materials (Solvay/Rhodia, Sabic, Dupont, Ticona, Evonik, EMS,…)
  • Digimat is used and supported by major Material Suppliers, Tier1 and OEMs
“By using DIGIMAT we could clearly demonstrate the tight link between geometry, flow of material, fiber orientation and mechanical behavior. We successfully used the approach to evaluate the endurance of a number of different bow limb designs.”
-Laurent Hazard, CAE Senior Specialist
Solvay

Digimat offers solutions to bridge the gap between the manufacturing process and the final performance of the part by taking into account the local orientation of the short fibers. Short fibers reinforcement leads to an anisotropic behavior for the material that can be predicted by Digimat. Other effects resulting from the manufacturing process - like weldline and residual stresses - can be also considered.
In the case of short fiber reinforced plastics (SFRP), Digimat offers solutions to create a link between the manufacturing process and the final performance of the part by taking into account the local orientation of long fibers. A more advanced modelling solution has been developed to capture the bundle effect that can be observed only with long fibers. This allows to deal with non-constant mass fraction of fibers inside the part.


Plastics related materials:

  • Thermoplastics (e.g. PA, PP, PC, POM, PPA, …)
  • Thermosets (Epoxy, Polyurethane, …) reinforced with short, long or continuous glass and/or carbon fibers and
  • Any type of micro or nano size fillers (glass beads, talc, …).

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