Simulation and Engineering

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Simulation and Engineering Support

Mitsui Chemicals and ARRK as part of the Mitsui Chemicals Group work together on the development, manufacture and elaboration of applications of these materials for the automotive industry. With extensive knowledge on the starting materials and long experience in the product development process, the two companies pool their expertise for the optimum use of fibre-reinforced thermoplastics in vehicles and other parts.


Our Support Portfolio

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Material support

+ Material development
+ Material supply

Customized solution with different materials possible on request

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Engineering & Production

+ Design
+ Engineering
+ Material testing
+ Component testing
+ Tooling
+ Prototyping

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Simulation

+ Component simulation
+ System simulation
+ Optimisation

Support actions based on a specific project:
Front Bumper Beam

Material Support

Sampling material

  • TAFNEX CF-PP UD Tape
  • Mosdio PP-LGF

Sample production via partner network

  • Sheet production
  • Injection molding trials

To support projects in every development step, we started over the past years to create a partner network. For example, we are able to support you with hybrid products combining TAFNEX with other materials. Also we can connect you with machine oder part supplier.

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Engineering: Material Characterisation And Physical Testing

  • Material testing
  • Material characterization in CAE
  • Component Testing
  • Validation of material model with component testing

Simulation:
CAE analysis and optimisation

  • Method development and design strategy

  • Simulation (crash & crushing, strength, fatigue, NVH, acoustics, multi-body, CFD)

  • Lay-up, layer optimization and draping simulation

  • Evaluation of results and component optimization

ANSA, HyperMesh, MSC Patran/Nastran, Abaqus, Ansys, Pamcrash, LS-Dyna, Radioss/Optistruct, Theseus-FE

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Use Cases

Simulation of a front bumper beam

Simulation-based product optimization with modified delamination prediction in crash case. Cooperation project between Mitsui and ARRK Engineering

ARRK Mitsui Network

Mitsui Chemicals and ARRK as part of the Mitsui Chemicals Group work together on the development, manufacture and elaboration of applications of these materials for the automotive industry. With extensive knowledge on the starting materials and long experience in the product development process, the two companies pool their expertise for the optimum use of fibre-reinforced thermoplastics in vehicles and other parts. 

Material Technology

In the R&D Division, we will expand ways to pursue customer-driven innovation to achieve growth in targeted business domains and create new businesses and products. With TAFNEX™ CF-PP UD we are supporting the ARRK Group in the composite field and starting the service solution chain with our material expertise.

Engineering

ARRK Engineering offers its reowned customers an end-to-end engineering support with a comprehensive range of services. With our expertise in Electronics & Software, CAE & Simulation, Material, Acoustics, Composite, Car Body, Powertrain, Chassis, Interior & Exterior, Optical Systems, Passive Safety and Thermal Management we are developing as a long-time strategic partner products for our customers.

Prototyping

The cornerstone of ARRK's success in delivering excellence over the years has been its prototyping service. Our team has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience, and utilised some of the latest prototyping technologies around today. With prototyping centres strategically located across Europe, we are ideally placed to provide a comprehensive service that is local to you.

Tooling

At ARRK we’re here to support you with a comprehensive Tooling capability. Whatever your needs we can assist you with Rapid, Prototype & Pre-Series Tooling, Low Volume Tooling or Production Tooling, along with a range of Tooling Support Services. From tool maintenance, refurbishment, modification or calibration we’ve got it covered for you.

Low Volume Production

ARRK can support clients with a wide variety of low volume production solutions for plastics, metals, and composites components.

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