ESI Group's PAM-RTM for CATIA V5 is a dedicated Workbench presented inside the CATIA V5 environment; it is a fully integrated software tool to provide trade oriented solutions for liquid composite molding processes (RTM, infusion, ect) directly within CATIA V5. PAM-RTM is a software solution for Liquid Molding processes (LCM) like the RTM process (Resin Transfer Molding). PAM-RTM can be used to design and develop new tooling and processes for composite materials.PAM-RTM was mostly designed over the last 15 years based upon specifications of european aeronautic industry. One can visualize the flow front like if you had a transparent mold. The filling time and the possible air entrapments are predicted. PAM-RTM optimizes parameters that directly impact the presure distribution during the mold filling such as injection pressure, flow rate, closure forces and the position of injection gates and vents.
The benefits of PAM-RTM for CATIA V5 include: Quick definition of the process avoiding the trial and error approach Injection gates and vents location, injection pressure and/or flow rate injection Possibility to design a cheap and light mold Selection of the material (resin and reinforcement) Design of the tooling filling systems Design of the heating system Assignment of resources linked to the use of a machine Tooling and process cost reduction / Mold weight decrease / Part quality optimization / Mold design speed-up / Production time cycle reduction / resin waste minimization Assignment of resources linked to the use of a machine Tooling and process cost reduction / Mold weight decrease / Part quality optimization / Mold design speed-up / Production time cycle reduction / resin waste minimization