COMBINED APPLICATION OF ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND VIRTUAL SIMULATION IN POLYMER MANUFACTURE PREPRODUCTION
ITMO University; Department Head
A. V. Pirogov
St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Department of Instrument-Making Technology; Student
A. A. Gribovsky
ITMO University; Postgraduate
Abstract. A typical process of mold design is analyzed with the use of virtual simulation systems. Advantages of combined application of additive technologies and virtual simulation systems are noted. The possibility to employ additive technologies in calculations performed with CAE-systems for data visualization and in mold manufacturing for plastics and metal powders.
Keywords: additive technologies, CAD / CAM / CAE-systems, injection molding of thermoplastic polymer materials, injection mold, silicone casting form, form-building component, conformal cooling system