June 24th | Benelux Autodesk Moldflow User Meeting

June 24th Pezy Group is organizing the 6th edition of the Benelux Autodesk® Moldflow® User Meeting!

This meeting is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow Moldflow users. Come and meet with team members of Pezy Group & Cadac Group and share your ideas, experiences and challenges with the Autodesk Moldflow Technical Team. Enjoy the technical presentations of other Moldflow users and learn about new developments in Autodesk Moldflow software.


09:15What’s new in Moldflow 2017

  • Hanno van Raalte │ Autodesk
10:152K Thermoplastic – Thermoset injection molding

  • Wim Six │ KU Leuven
11:00Thermoforming of Organosheets and following Injection molding of details –

research of residual strain and warpage

  • Thijs Donderwinkel │ ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (NL)
12:00Moldflow Research and Solver Enhancements

  • Franco Costa │ Autodesk
14:00Autodesk Helius PFA – Connecting the gap between process & FEA

  • Doug Kenik │ Autodesk
15:00RocTool Induction Heating Simulation with Autodesk Moldflow

  • Peter Wentzel │ RocTool
15:45Break & Vote
16:15Generative Design

  • David Truyens │ Datech


Place:    Natlab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven

Date:     June 24th 2016

Time:     8:30 – 18:00

Costs:    Free for Pezy / Cadac customers with an active Autodesk Moldflow contract

For others: €100,- p.p.

If you would like to register please send an e-mail to:

We are looking forward to see you June 24th!

Judith van Raan

Mark Klarenbeek

Pezy Group │ Eindhoven


Abstracts lectures

09:15     What’s new in Moldflow 2017

  • Hanno van Raalte │ Autodesk

Abstract will follow shortly

Hanno van RaalteHanno van Raalte

Product Manager for
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Products


10:15     2K Thermoplastic – Thermoset injection molding

  • Wim Six │ KU Leuven

Wim Six, working for 5 years @ the KULEUVEN, Technology campus Ostend, were he did several projects concerning polymer processing, mostly based on simulations. Recently he started a PhD about optimizing the 2 component injection molding of Thermoplastic and vulcanizing rubbers via simulations.

In his presentation, Wim will give you a brief overview of the project and show you some plenary simulation results compared with measurements of this process.

Wim SixWim Six

KU Leuven


11:00    Thermoforming of Organosheets and following Injection molding of details – research of residual strain and warpage

  • Thijs Donderwinkel │ ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (NL)

Overmoulding of thermoplastic composites is a technology in which a thermoplastic composite is thermoformed and subsequently injection overmoulded. The near-net-shape manufacturing process is well suited for automated large series production of complex 3D structures with excellent structural performance and a high level of function integration. Although the feasibility of the process is increasingly demonstrated, it is acknowledged that there is a lack of proper design tools that can be used for a right-the-first-time design strategy. The COMPeTE project was established with the aim to create (numerical) design tools based on the basic mechanisms that underlay the overmoulding of thermoplastic composites using commercially available software packages. The work was carried out by the TPRC and funded by industrial partners from both the aerospace and automotive industry.

Establishing a bond between the resin and the insert requires intimate contact and healing of the two materials. Although intimate contact is a prerequisite for healing, the actual bond strength develops during the healing process in which polymer chains diffuse across the interface. The part, however, cools down rapidly during overmoulding to achieve short cycle times. This limits the available time for bonding and therefore makes the process more difficult. A test method was developed to characterise the bond strength under tensile and shear loading conditions. The characterized bond strength was used to develop numerical tools that predict the interface strength as a function of the injection moulding process characteristics.

An experimental method was developed for the analysis of warpage and spring-forward in single curved, overmoulded geometries. A thermo-elastic model was experimentally validated and subsequently implemented in a FE simulation, taking into account the fibre stresses and fibre reorientation resulting from the draping process. The methodology will finally be demonstrated using a three-dimensional, doubly curved C/PEEK part that was manufactured using the overmoulding process.

TPRC acknowledge Safran, Boeing, Victrex, Johnson Controls, SMP, Harper Engineering, KraussMaffei and Autodesk for the funding of the project.

Thijs DonderwinkelThijs Donderwinkel studied mechanical engineering at the University of Twente in Enschede. During this period, he participated in the solar car racing team, where his interest for composite materials started. Further experiences with composite materials were obtained during his internship at Audi AG in Neckarsulm and his graduation project at the ThermoPlastic composite Research Center. Currently, he is a researcher at the ThermoPlastic composite Research Center. Together with industrial partners, a software tool is being developed to predict shape distortions during the overmolding process.

12:00     Moldflow Research and Solver Enhancements

  • Franco Costa │ Autodesk

Abstract will follow shortly

Franco CostaDr. Franco Costa is a senior research leader for Simulation Moldflow at Autodesk, Inc. With over 23 years of experience with Simulation Moldflow software, he has contributed to the technologies of 3D flow simulations, thermal analysis, crystallization analysis, structural analysis, final net-part shape prediction, and multiphysics for the plastic injection molding simulation industry. Franco has moved through roles as a research engineer, Development Team leader, and manager, and he now leads key strategic research projects for the Autodesk Simulation Technology Group as well as acting as an internal reviewer and technology architect. Franco has presented at academic conferences in the field of polymer processing. He also acts as a referee on international journals and often presents overviews of Simulation Moldflow research-technology directions at Simulation Moldflow user meetings. Franco is based in the Autodesk Research and Development Center in Melbourne, Australia.

14:00     Autodesk Helius PFA – Connecting the gap between process & FEA

  • Doug Kenik │ Autodesk

Injection molded plastic parts are widely used in industrial applications due to their fast processing times and their ability to conform to a variety of geometries. Fiber reinforced plastics offer further benefits by offering enhanced stiffness-to-weight and strength-to-weight ratios.  Injection molding simulation software packages can be used to predict the warped shape of the ejected, room-temperature part, as well as the distribution of fiber orientation for filled materials. Both results can have effects on the mechanical properties of the part. Autodesk Helius PFA has been developed to leverage manufacturing data in standard structural FEA tools by mapping manufacturing data from Autodesk Moldflow simulations to structural meshes of varying element types and mesh densities. Please join us for a discussion on leveraging Autodesk Helius PFA for as-manufactured structural simulation of fiber reinforced plastics, including mapping manufacturing data from Moldflow to structural FEA, predicting orthotropic plasticity and rupture in tension and compression and predicting the strength of weld lines.

Doug KenikDoug Kenik is a product line manager for composite simulation products within Autodesk, Inc. He holds both an MS and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming, where he spent his graduate career developing high-fidelity micromechanics models for composite material simulation. Prior to working at Autodesk, Doug spent 5 years as a developer and application engineer at Firehole Composites, where he helped implement new technologies for composite simulation and define next-generation enhancements for use within existing products.

15:00     RocTool – RocTool Induction Heating Simulation with Autodesk Moldflow

  • Peter Wentzel │ RocTool

Overview of RocTool induction heating and update of the simulation technology implemented in Autodesk® Moldflow® Insight 2017 (Cool FEM)

Peter Wentzel 2 Peter J.M. Wentzel

Geschäftsführer RocTool GmbH & European Business Development Director RocTool

16:15     Generative Design

  • David Truyens │ Datech

So far CAD (computer aided design) was mostly a one direction process. In this session we’ll talk how this is changing. We’ll go thru the process from a conceptual design to a details production ready part.

David TruyensDavid Truyens