04 Jun 2020 / Predictive Simulation

MMI Technyl Design: Even better than the real thing

To help manufacturers innovate quickly and keep ahead of the competition, DOMO has developed a unique suite of services designed to push the boundaries of parts performance in fast-changing sectors like automotive, consumer electronics, heating and cooling and more. HUB by Technyl® features MMI® Technyl® Design’s advanced predictive simulation tool to help OEMs and parts suppliers develop lighter, more cost-effective parts, with dedicated expertise to support innovation and speed time-to-market.

One of the major challenges when using polymers in metal replacement applications in the automotive industry, for instance, is to meet or beat the requisite technical performance while saving weight and costs. The most cost-effective design approach is to simulate material behavior using computer-aided engineering (CAE) systems, but most design tools available are unable to reproduce actual performance with full confidence.

A whole new level of reality

Through simulation using MMI Technyl® Design (Multi-scale modeling, Mechanical calculation, and Injection molding simulation), manufacturers can understand the real behavior of materials before moving forward with physical production phases. With MMI Technyl® Design, the Technyl team can help you confirm the technical feasibility of your application with a high degree of predictability and limited cost compared to the expense of actual testing through a trial and error process.

MMI Technyl® Design is an advanced predictive platform that harnesses an extensive database of key property measurements to help manufacturers develop lighter, more cost-effective parts using Technyl® polyamide materials. This solution is powered by Digimat, an advanced material modeling system developed and supported by e-Xstream Engineering, part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, offering a wide range of calculations to simulate in-use conditions realistically and predict the performance of injection-molded parts.

Helping avoid costly re-engineering and development phases, this platform simulates fiber-reinforced parts made with Technyl® materials for unprecedented structural analysis accuracy. Reliable laboratory data enables you to fully exploit key material properties at the lowest cost, optimizing new designs and reducing material usage when redesigning existing parts.

What is more, with the new MTS ACUMEN mechanical testing system, the Technyl® team can also provide customers optimal fatigue simulation. With a load capacity of 12kN, MTS ACUMEN is the most powerful in the range of electrodynamic test systems. As such, it is accelerating the development of the Technyl® MMI database dedicated to fatigue simulation. And, thanks to its WEISS climate chamber, the team can also make the tests much closer to reality by regulating a wide range of both temperature and moisture levels. This is critical, since most polyamide parts subject to fatigue are operating in damp environments, especially under the hood for automotive parts.

Optimize your design

OEMs and tier parts suppliers looking for metal replacement solutions can rely on MMI® Technyl® Design’s advanced predictive simulation tool to ensure optimal design integrity before moving to production. The Technyl team is dedicated to providing customers with the best data possible for the precise design of polyamide parts subject to stress in a variety of operating conditions. Discover how MMI® Technyl® Design can help you save time and resources by contacting the Technyl® Team.