ESI Group, a provider of virtual prototyping for manufacturing, has released PAM-RTM, a simulation application designed to manufacture composite parts for applications such as wind turbines.
PAM-RTM is a simulation software application for resin injection or infusion of composite pre-forms with or without inserts and core materials. It provides a prediction of the manufacturing process of thick, complex or large composite components commonly encountered in the wind energy, aeronautics and automotive industries, ESI explains.
PAM-RTM covers a wide range of liquid composites molding manufacturing processes: resin transfer molding, vacuum-assisted RTM, vacuum-assisted resin infusion, compression-RTM and articulated-CRTM. Simulating these processes allows engineers to determine the optimal injection strategy, minimize the injection time, control the curing cycle and manage the resulting porosity of the finished part, according to the company.