Goal is to increase workforce capabilities in polymer manufacturing
Columbus, Ohio (July 15, 2010) –The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and Moldex 3D have signed an agreement that will support the center’s efforts to train Ohio’s workforce in advanced modeling and simulation skills required for polymer manufacturing.
OSC has partnered with Moldex3D to demonstrate the performance of its pioneering 3-D simulations for efficient verifications of part/mold designs for educational use. As part of this partnership, Moldex3D is donating 30 eDesign licenses over a three-year period with a cost value of $1,050,000 in support of OSC’s Ralph Regula School of Computational Science education program.
Moldex3D/eDesign provides industrial designers easy and efficient 3-D solutions in product development. Using parallelized simulation packages, manufacturers can analyze part design for manufacturing optimization beyond what is offered by standard CAD and CAM applications.
Moldex3D will be included in OSC’s partnership with PolymerOhio, which offers its membership a “one-stop resource” that bundles modeling and simulation services, with training in computation and 3-D modeling training, as well as access to commercial software.
“These educational software licenses provide a strong boost in the types of training we offer to higher education and industry through our baccalaureate minor, associate degree and industry certification programs,” said Steve Gordon, interim co-executive director of OSC and director of the Ralph Regula School for Computational Science. The certificate program is supported, in part, by grants from the National Science Foundation.
As part of its Blue Collar Computing offerings, OSC will provide manufacturers with the training and computational resources needed to use advanced modeling and simulation to test processes and product design. Industries participating in the OSC’s Blue Collar Computing program gain access to its advanced modeling and simulation resources and services in order to reduce the time and expense involved in determining proof of concept and designing new products, as well as to improve production efficiency. The program also uses custom-designed web portals to give businesses secure, easy access to processing power, and mass storage systems without the need for in-house infrastructure or computational science expertise.
“Partnering with OSC allows us to demonstrate the reliability and effectiveness of Moldex3D eDesign package for training purposes,” said Venny Yang, president of CoreTech System Co., Ltd., the company that produces Moldex3D. “Manufacturers will be able to train their employees on different types of 3-D analyses, from injection molding and plastic flow behaviors to material compressibility and general structural performance.
About the Ohio Supercomputer Center
Since 1987, the Ohio Supercomputer Center has provided supercomputing, research and educational resources to a diverse state and national research community, including education, academic, industry and state government. At the Ohio Supercomputer Center, our duty is to empower our clients, partner strategically to develop new research and business opportunities, and lead Ohio's knowledge economy. For additional information, visit www.osc.edu.
About Moldex3D (CoreTech System Co., Ltd.)
Moldex3D is the world leading CAE product for the plastics injection molding industry. With the best-in-class analysis technology, Moldex3D enables in-depth simulation with the widest application range of injection molding processes to optimize product design and manufacturability, shorten time-to-market, and maximize product return-on-investment (ROI). Committed to provide the advanced technologies and solution for industrial demands, Moldex3D has extended the worldwide sales and service network to provide local, immediate, and professional service. To learn more, please visit www.moldex3d.com.