On the design side, Moldflow Plastics Insight(R) (MPI(R)v) 5.1 was released in April and for the first time allowed users to simulate the thermoset injection-compression molding process, while the beta version of MPI 6.0 was debuted at the 2005 International Moldflow User Group (iMUG) meeting in October. Also previewed at iMUG '05 were two new technologies: Moldflow Communicator for results qualification and visualization and Simalink, which facilitates bi-directional data exchange between design and manufacturing environments.
Moldflow Plastics Advisers(R) 7.2, which shipped in September, allowed for the quick and easy analysis of large multi-cavity mold layouts while in May, Moldflow's exclusive Dual Domain(TM) technology was awarded a European patent. Magics STL Expert 2.0 was released in February, CAD Doctor 2.0 shipped in September and MoldflowWorks 1.1 achieved SolidWorks Certified Gold Product status in January. Finally, Moldflow Design Link (MDL) 5.1 was released in February and MDL 5.2 shipped in September.
On the manufacturing side, all of Moldflow's manufacturing products - Celltrack(TM), Shotscope(R), MPX(R) and Altanium(R) - included the immediate availability of device level Ethernet support in May. Moldflow Plastics Xpert(R) 4.0, which included a new process setup routine that helps determine an optimum injection velocity from the relative viscosity shear rate curve, and Shotscope 4.0, which featured automatic part diversion after machine downtime, were released in July. Altanium Matrix(R) 2.1 was released in September and included the ability to group temperature control zones in multiple panes and an added mold cooling monitor option. Celltrack went wireless in October, increasing the flexibility and mobility of equipment placement on the factory floor and reducing the cost of installation, and both Shotscope 4.1 and Celltrack 2.0 were previewed at iMUG '05. On top of all that, Moldflow was granted a European patent for its Altanium(R) Mold-Mounted Hot Runner Process Control technology in August.
According to CEO Roland Thomas, "2005 was a very productive year for Moldflow, and one that enabled our customers to improve their results dramatically, especially those implementing the full range of capabilities of our design through manufacturing products. We're looking forward to an equally productive year for 2006 and we wish all of our customers, partners and investors great success in the coming year."
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