Virtual Process Chain

Seamlessly connect product design, manufacturing validation, and engineering using Simutence approaches to generate a Virtual Process Chain.

Composite forming


Key features

  • Material card creation

  • Validation of manufacturability

  • Optimization of gripper, clamping, and sequential forming setups

  • Support of tool design

  • Prediction of local fiber orientation and fiber volume content

  • Thermomechanical-thermokinetical analysis for thermoforming

  • Supported technologies: Thermoforming, textile forming, membrane forming, and hot forming

Compression molding

Mold filling

Key features

  • Material card creation

  • Validation of manufacturability

  • Prediction of filling behavior, required press forces, and required temperatures

  • Prediction of the pre-forming of complex initial charge configurations

  • Prediction of the local fiber orientation

  • Supported material classes: SMC, LFT, and GMT

Composite warpage


Key features

  • Validation of dimensional stability

  • Prediction of process-induced deformations (warpage, spring-in)

  • Prediction of solidification and residual stresses

  • Prediction of crystallization (thermoplastics), and curing (thermosets)

  • Consideration of local state variables from process simulation (fiber orientation, temperature, degree of crystallinity/cure)

  • Prediction of local stresses after assembly

Structural analysis (FEA)


Key features

  • Validation of load requirements

  • Consideration of manufacturing effects (e.g. local fiber orientation)

  • Prediction of component stiffness and failure