At Immensa Technology Labs, when designing molds for the construction industry, we use static simulation software to estimate the maximum stresses and displacements that will be produced in the 3D printed parts under operating conditions. This way, we are able to design and fabricate molds that can withstand the high loading forces characteristic of the industry. The steps involved in designing and simulating the forces acting on a wall structure are highlighted below.
A 3D model of the structure to be constructed is designed
A network of panels are designed to wrap around the 3D wall design, creating the mold
The mold design is simplified, whilst maintaining all key elements, in order to reduce computational costs
Loads & Boundary Conditions
The operating pressures, fixture points, 3D printing material, and other parameters are fed into the simulation software
The stresses and strains on the mold are analyzed and modifications made if necessary