Virtual Manufacturing Supports Improved Corrosion Protection by 
E-coat Simulation

With major progress in simulation methods for product development, the need for expensive test hardware has been significantly reduced. The cost of expensive test hardware makes their availability limited, requiring additional development and application of manufacturing simulation methods for virtual testing purposes.

Manufacturing simulation results communicated to the product design team will help ensure that manufacturing quality and cost requirements are met.

Simulations can provide critical answers to questions such as, "Is there enough paint thickness in all 
of the cavities?" or "Is there a corrosion risk based on air bubbles within the E-coat dipping processes?"

STAR-CCM+® provides an improved simulation process chain, from CAD-data meshing to E-coat deposition, including fill and drain behavior within the automotive paint process.

In this informative webcast, an outlook on current and future manufacturing simulation developments is given.