Hanplast's R&D department consists of high class experienced professionals in the field of design. This applies to both product and mould design.
New designs and technological solutions are born here. It is in this department that the customer receives support in analysing the geometry of his part and designing a geometry that is the most optimal for injection moulding production, that minimises waste and that enables the greatest possible degree of automation in the entire production process.
Professional advice based on many years of experience
3D printing prototyping
Injection moulding simulations for process and material optimisation
Our R&D designers and project managers use Siemens NX, DS Catia and SolidWorks software to analyse our customers' part and mould designs, assess their feasibility or design a new tool from scratch.
We carry out injection moulding simulations using the CADMOULD application. We use this tool to identify potential problems such as: air bubbles, joint lines, deformations, which allows us to reduce the time and cost of implementing a tool in serial production.
We cooperate with the Gdańsk University of Technology, University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz and other institutions in the area of strength analyses, the purpose of which is to determine the value of deflection depending on the load applied, to determine maximum stresses in the structure, as well as its stability and load-bearing capacity.
The Research and Development Department is in close cooperation with the Project Manager in order to provide ongoing advice and consultation on the design of the tool and to supervise the process of implementing the mould into series production.
In cooperation with our customer a series of DFM analyses are carried out which lead to:
- selection of a suitable material and its hardness
- definition of parting lines
- determination of the main design features of the mould influencing the appearance of the part surface, e.g. the use
- of sliders, inserts and ejectors
- the method and type of ejection
- best cooling methods
- location and type of injection point(s) for optimum filling of the mould
- determination of surface finish
- indication of possible flow lines
- Determine tool warranty aspects