FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 3, 2007— Moldflow Corporation (NASDAQ: MFLO), the leading provider of plastics simulation software that empowers more users to optimize more designs across their enterprise, today announced the release of Moldflow Structural Alliance(R) (MSA(R)) 1.1. MSA 1.1 will allow users of ABAQUS(R) and ANSYS(R) (2 of the world's leading structural analysis products) to expand the universe of plastics parts that they can more accurately analyze to improve product quality.
MSA 1.1 delivers new technologies and key enhancements that make
it even more suitable for broader implementation because true 3D
simulation results from Moldflow Plastics Advisers(R) (MPA(R)) or
Moldflow Plastics Insight(R) (MPI(R)) can be mapped to ABAQUS and
ANSYS models. This expands the universe of supported geometry to
include relatively thick and solid plastic parts which are best
analyzed using 3D technology.
Using MSA 1.1 allows ABAQUS and ANSYS users to improve the
accuracy of the analysis of assemblies that contain plastic parts.
Regardless of the number of components in the assembly, or the number
of different materials used, MSA 1.1 will map highly accurate plastics
material property information to the correct individual plastic
component in the assembly in ABAQUS and ANSYS, significantly improving
the quality of the structural analysis. Finally, a brand new
import/export wizard makes it easy to export models and link Moldflow
results to the structural model, resulting in increased user
"Because the structural integrity of plastic injection molded
parts is largely determined by the manufacturing process, it is
critical to account for those effects when performing structural
analyses," said Murali Annareddy, Moldflow's Director of Product
Marketing. He continued, "As more companies get serious about
optimizing their product designs, there is a convergence of simulation
where analyses are run across a variety of computer-aided engineering
applications. Of course, the ultimate combination occurs when an
innovative product such as MSA is used to help predict not just if a
product will be strong enough, but as manufactured, will a product be
able to perform in its end-use application without failure."
MSA 1.1 is available now. For more information, please call
Moldflow in the US at +1-508.358.5848 or visit www.moldflow.com.
MFLO) is the leading provider of plastics
simulation software that empowers more users to optimize more designs
across their enterprise from the earliest stages of new product
development. For more information, visit www.moldflow.com.
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