An Integrated Design System for Molded Interconnect Devices (3d-Mid)
In this paper, MIDCAD, an integrated design system for Molded Interconnect Devices, is presented and some important techniques for the development of this design system are discussed. A series of MID-related special functions and an integrated MID product model, which are not supported by conventional MCAD und ECAD systems, were developed in MIDCAD. Based on the product model, the simulation of the injection molding process is successfully integrated into MIDCAD. A module supporting the connection of MID-specific automatic placement equipment is also being developed in MIDCAD in order to be able to accomplish a manufacturing-oriented optimization and to guarantee the manufacturability of MID products.
KeywordsProduct Model Application Programming Interface Injection Molding Process Horizontal Integration Placement Machine
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