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Create a Project

Feb 12, 2014 | In-Product View

In this task, you create a project for this tutorial.

1. Click Start and Learn > Launch > New Project.
2. Enter the project name Quick Start Warpage Analysis then click OK.

Import a Study
Feb 12, 2014 | In-Product View

In this task, you import an existing Study.

1. Click Home > Import > Import.
2. Navigate to the location of the Study file you downloaded.
3. Select the file MouseCover4cavityCFPW.sdy and click Open.

4. Use the View Cube and Navigation bar on the right to move the model around the screen.

Set the Analysis Sequence

Feb 12, 2014 | In-Product View

In this task, you use the set the analysis sequence to Cool(FEM) + Fill + Pack + Warp.
1. Click Home > Molding Process Setup > Analysis Sequence.

2. Click Cool(FEM) + Fill + Pack + Warp.

Note: If you do not see an analysis sequence, click More to see all that are available for the
molding process.
3. Click OK.

Select the Material

Feb 12, 2014 | In-Product View

In this task, you select the thermoplastic material used.

1. Click Home Molding Process Setup Select Material.

2. Select LG Chemical as the Manufacturer.

3. Select ABS HG-173 as the Trade Name

Input the Process Settings

Feb 12, 2014 | In-Product View

In this task, you use the input the process settings plus, run the analysis.
1. Click

( Home tab > Molding Process Setup panel > Process Settings).

2. Ensure that the Melt temperature is 250C.

3. Ensure that the Mold-open time is 5 seconds
4. Ensure that the Mold-close time before injection is 0 seconds.
5. Set the Injection + Packing + Cooling time to 10 seconds.
6. Ensure that the Mold temperature options are set to Averaged within cycle.

7. Click Next.
8. Ensure that the filling control is Flow rate at 52.4 cm^3/s
9. Ensure that the Pack/holding control is %Filling pressure vs time.
10. Click Edit profile and ensure that the profile is 0 - 80, 5 - 80, then click OK.

11. Click Next.

12. Check Isolate cause of warpage.
13. Check Consider corner effects.

14. Click Finish.

15. Click

(Home > Analysis > Start Analysis).

The analysis takes 1 - 2 hours to run.

16. When the analysis is finished, click Logs to close the Logs panel.

Review Deflection Results

Feb 12, 2014 | In-Product View

In this task, you interpret deflection results to determine how much warpage the part has.
1. Click Home > Results > Results.
2. Ensure that just the Parts and One Part layers are on. All other layers are off.
3. Rotate, the model so the rotation is -45 35 30, and the view cube looks similar to the image.

4. Click Deflection, all effects:Deflection in the study tasks list.

This result shows the warpage on all four parts. The warpage looks about the same.

5. Uncheck the Parts layer.

6. Zoom up on the remaining part.
The deflection of the two buttons has a deflection that is nearly double the outside edges of
the part.

7. Click Results > Warpage > Visualize.

a. Click Scale.
b. Enter 5 as the scale factor.
c. Ensure that only the X and Y Scale Directions are selected.
d. Pick Apply on all deflection plots in this study from the list.
e. Click Apply.
f. Click Close.

This tool scales the results 5 times so the deflection is easier to see.

Review the Cause of Warpage

Feb 12, 2014 | In-Product View

In this task, you use deflection results to determine what the cause of the warpage is. The
warpage analysis was run four times with different shrinkage variants as inputs, to determine the
cause of warpage. These variants include:

Differential cooling

Differential shrinkage

Orientation effects

Corner effects
The warpage analysis outputs deflection plots for all effects, and the four variants. These plots
allow you to compare the variants to each other and the all effects to determine the cause of

1. Click twice (slowly) Results Windows Split.

2. The first click activates the tool and the second click splits the display in four equally sized

3. Click Results, Locking, Lock All Views.

When you rotate, pan and zoom, all four windows move at the same time.

4. Display the variant deflection results. Start in the upper left window and go clockwise

Deflection, differential cooling:Deflection

Deflection, differential shrinkage:Deflection

Deflection, orientation effects:Deflection

Deflection, corner effect:Deflection

5. Compare the maximum deflection for each variant in the buttons area. The variant with the
highest deflection is closest to the all effects and is therefore the primary cause of warpage. In
this case, it is differential cooling.

Feb 12, 2014 | In-Product View

In this tutorial, you:

Created a project

Imported an existing study

Set the analysis sequence

Set the material

Set up and ran the analysis

Reviewed results
Be Adventurous

Try to reduce the warpage of the mouse buttons so they do not pull in compared to the outside
edges of the mouse. The primary cause of this warp shape is differential cooling and is caused

when one side of the part is cooled faster than another. In the two cooling tutorials, we found
that the core of the part is much hotter than the cavity side. To improve the warpage, this
cooling issue must be addressed.

Change the cooling to make the cavity hotter and/or make the core cooler.

Save the study as a new name.

Run another analysis.

Review the deflection results.