0 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2016 5:44 AM by Eg Gloo

    Volumetric shrinkage too high: Mesh too coarse?

    Eg Gloo

      Hi all

       

      I'm running the Plastics add-in on a small part:

       

      Screen Shot 2016-05-08 at 17.44.03.png

       

      The material chosen is POM using a P20 mould. All other settings are set to auto. However, the shrinkage I get over much of the part is around 13%:

       

      Screen Shot 2016-05-08 at 17.25.45.png

       

      This is the mesh view:

      Screen Shot 2016-05-08 at 17.38.46.png

      Does anyone know why shrinkage is so high? Could it be the large mesh size? For instance, the round cuts are modelled as square cuts:

       

      Screen Shot 2016-05-08 at 17.41.29.png

      Is there a way to refine the mesh?

       

      Any thought appreciated.