Simulate, validate, optimize
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) technologies
Prior to Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), companies relied on multiple rounds of trial and error in the design and engineering process. Use of CAE during a project’s earliest stages results in a superior design and helps resolve issues earlier in the process, likely avoiding costly and time-consuming revisions.
Simulated melt front of a LED lens
In addition to supplying polycarbonate resins and blends, Covestro also assists customers in material selection, design and production support. This technical assistance includes CAE, which is utilized to simulate, validate and optimize product design and processing.
CAE performs more computations than is possible by hand and solves engineering issues by employing high-level graphical software. Covestro utilizes a number of CAE software programs, including Autodesk Moldflow, Sigma Soft, ABAQUS and LS-DYNA, to conduct injection molding simulation and structural analysis. These tools help design and engineering teams understand how their decisions can affect part design and performance, and the manufacturing process. Early integration of CAE is advantageous, as it typically translates into prompt problem resolution, and optimization of the part and the entire product development cycle.