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This application is a decision support tool to adjust moulding parameters of the COVERSATILE silicone mask manufacturing process. It consists of a user interface that allows to perform virtual moulding trials, getting results instantaneously. This is achieved evaluating different Reduced Order Models, one for each result of interest, that have been previously generated. These ROMs are the core of the application and have been developed based on results from a design of experiments of detailed injection moulding simulations in COVERSATILE project with a physically based simulation software, which account for the complex material behaviour and the different transient flow and thermo-chemical-mechanical mechanisms that happen during the moulding of the silicone into the COVERSATILE mould developed by ORP Stampi, ML Engraving and SKM.
The COVERSATILE silicone mask solution can be used to get in-sight of the sensitivity of the moulding relevant variables to different process parameters that the machine operator can change. This allows to the operator to self-train in a virtual environ-ment before the mould is available. Afterwards, the app can be used for the quick setting up, troubleshooting and to help optimising the process parameters. The results are representative for the process injecting a commercial platinum curing silicone from MESGO.
The app can also be seen as a show case of ITAINNOVA CAELIA solution for manufacturing processes, that is a consultancy service offered by ITAINNOVA consisting of creating physically based digital twins of any manufacturing process based on simulations and reduced order modelling (ROM). A manufacturing company with high focus in material transformations (such as polymer transformation processes) may be interested in checking the app to have more clear understanding of their usability.