This abbreviation refers to a numerical analysis technique (finite element method = FEM), which is used in product development.
It enables the simulation and analysis of complex structures and components by dividing them into smaller, more easily calculable elements.
By using FEM, engineers can predict the loads, stresses and deformations of molded parts in different environments and conditions.
This is critical for optimizing products and avoiding design errors.

FEM in Injection Molding

Simulation: Surface mesh on a runner and part

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This glossary of plastic industry is provided by PLEXPERT Canada Inc.