Advanced Manufacturing Processes (Polymers)
Simulation of conventional injection moulding

Analyze the behavior and heat transfer of the material during the filling, compaction and cooling phases. Identifies potential problems and optimizes the injection process (DOE), studying the influence of the parameters without the use of experimental validations. Assistance on optimize product designs, development of the mould tool design and manufacturability. It also allows associating a variothermal system.

Simulation of non-conventional moulding

Simulation, for instance, of Water Assisted Injection Moulding (WAIM) analyzing the behavior between the molten material and the water; Gas Assisted Injection (GAIM), FEA Interface; Powder Injection Moulding (PIM) of metallic or ceramic powder; Thermoplastic Foam Injection Moulding (FIM) by chemical or physical expanding agents (MuCell); or even evaluate the optical performance (OPTICS + VISCOELESTICITY) by the influence of the process on birefringence, retardation and refractive index, as well as on the dimensional accuracy of the part.


Our injection processing laboratory can produce standard specimens for physical and mechanical tests, produce pre-series of moulded parts for product or concept validation, either by conventional or unconventional injection (e.g. overmoulding, bi-injection moulding (2K and 3K), co-injection; IMD - In Mould Decoration / IML - In Mould Labelling injection molding / IME - In Mould Electronics, and microinjection / IMC - Injection Moulding Compounding).

Material selection

We have the ability to respond to the different challenges, for instance, material selection. According to the requirements and technical specifications defined by the customer and with the support of a material selection software (CES Selector), a graphic and critical analysis of the properties of the most suitable raw materials for the application under development.

Moulds testing

The experience of our researchers and available equipment’s allows us to offer technical support for mould tool testing, and thus ensure the most suitable process conditions, assessing not only irregularities in the production process and foresee possible defects in the produced parts, but also, when needed, are advised corrective measures necessary to the mould tool.


Support in the development of human resources with practical skills in conventional and unconventional injection processes (Overmoulding, co-injection, IMD/ IML/ IME, or insert moulding), and on the industrial innovation in the field of polymer engineering. Enhance the know-how transfer that results from the structured R&DT activity.

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