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Elsyca V-PIMS
A revolution in digital PIMS combining Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management System (PIMS) and computational modeling capabilities
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Deep analysis of AC threats and design and engineering of efficient mitigation systems
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Graphical simulation platform for cathodic protection and DC stray current analysis of pipeline networks
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3D CAD-based software simulation platform for the design and analysis of cathodic protection installations
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Unique engineering service offering accurate, disambiguated, and tailored risk ranking report of pipeline networks
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Elsyca PlatingManager
Leverage a digital twin of your plating line to predict plating performance and increase manufacturing capacity
Elsyca CuBE
Avoid signal integrity problems during the design phase using an upfront, accurate and easy DFM test
Elsyca PCBBalance
The world’s only PCB DFM software that applies automated and optimized copper balancing to your PCB design and panel layout.
Elsyca PCBPlate
State-of-the-art graphical simulation platform for enhancing the plating performance of your PCB panel and pattern plating processes.
Elsyca ECoatMaster
CAD independent software platform for the simulation of the automotive electrocoating process of a body-in-white (BIW).
Elsyca EPOS
Simulate the performances of electropolishing processes based on a virtual mock-up of the electropolishing cell.
Elsyca AnodizingManager
State-of-the-art graphical simulation platform for analyzing the production performance and quality of anodizing processes.
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Elsyca CorrosionMaster
CorrosionMaster identifies corrosion hot spots and predicts corrosion rates, enabling engineers to look at alternative material combinations and/or coating systems, or investigate corrosion-mitigating measures.
Elsyca LeakageMaster
Improve vehicles interior acoustic comfort by performing upfront virtual smoke tests.
Elsyca MeshingMaster
Automatically creates meshes for a variety of applications such as acoustics, CFD, thermal analysis, etc
Elsyca XPlorer
Interactive simulation results viewer for Finite Elements results

Design Plateability Analysis for plating-on-plastics

The plateability analysis of the car grille part starts by defining the different surface categories. A and B type surfaces have minimum layer thickness specifications, whereas, C type surfaces and the insulated surfaces do not.

Design Plateability Analysis for plating-on-plastics

The plateability analysis of the car grille part starts by defining the different surface categories. A and B type surfaces have minimum layer thickness specifications, whereas, C type surfaces and the insulated surfaces do not.

Surface area [dm2]

A type surfaces

in full sight when mounted on the end product28.8

B type surfaces

side viewed when mounted on the end product2.2

C type surfaces

not visible when mounted on the end product29.0
Insulated surfacesresist painted, waxed, taped18.0
Totaal78.0

The next step is to define a bounding box around the part that respects indicative distances to neighbour parts, tanks walls and main anodes. For each plating step the process parameters are applied (plating time and imposed current). Typically the total current to be imposed is obtained from multiplying a specified average current density value with the total A and B type surface area of the part.

The simulation results comprise detailed colour maps of deposit thickness over the entire part and key statistics such as average deposit thickness over the A, B and C type surfaces. Additional colour plots highlight surface areas with a significant risk for layer quality issues.

The color plots below show that nickel layer thickness specifications are not met for the window areas in between the ribs of this grille part. Also, a substantial risk exists for the occurrence of nodular / dendritic deposit growth and / or chrome burn near the edge corners of the part.
The results from a plateabiltiy report are delivered to the customer in document format containing the different global result data in tabular format and color plots for all the plating steps, for example copper, nickel and chrome

Result files are also made available in numerical format through the Elsyca data server for visualisation by means of the Elsyca XPlorer viewer.

A type surfacesB type surfacesC type surfaces

Copper strike

2.91.31.3

Acid copper

24.810.110.3
Semi-bright nickel22.38.58.4
Bright nickel9.03.73.6
Hexavalent chrome0.330.070.10


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