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Simulation tools for plastic injection molding

Moldflow® plastic injection molding simulation software provides tools for injection mold design, plastic part design, and the injection molding process. Reduce manufacturing defects and get your products to market faster.

Injection molding

  • New

    Powder Injection Molding

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    Simulate your Metal or Ceramic Injection Molding process.

  • New

    Cooling for overmolding

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    Extended to gas-assisted injection molding and two-shot overmolding.

  • Surface defect traceability

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    View polymer pathlines to avoid surface defects.

  • Induction heating

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    Simulate electromagnetic induction heating of mold components.

  • Controlled valve gate opening

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    Optimize the speed of valve gates opening and closing. 

  • Thermoplastics injection molding

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    Simulate and evaluate your entire design and molding process. 

  • Shrinkage and warpage

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    Accurately size parts and molds.

  • Mold cooling

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    Capture advanced cooling techniques. 

  • Best gate location

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    Reduce production defects. 

  • Fiber orientation

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    Assess shape and structural properties. 

  • Thermoplastics and thermosets

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    Compare plastic material properties and molding conditions.

  • Reduce molding defects

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    Address molding defects early. 

  • Manufactured material properties (FEA)

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    Verify critical loads with structural analysis tests. 

  • Defect visualization

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    Visualize manufacturing defects.

  • From art to part

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    Take your design from concept to produced part. 

  • Two-shot sequential overmolding

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    Analyze the overmolding process. 

  • Birefringence

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    Predict optical performance issues. 

  • One-directional core shifts

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    Simulate deflection on parts. 

Validation optimization

  • New

    Part optimization studies

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    Use design of experiments with model geometry parameter range values.

  • Export results to structural package

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    Verify the structural performance of your part. 

  • Runner balancing

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    Ensure balanced filling for multicavity molds. 

  • Design of experiments (DOE)

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    Understand the stability of your process. 

  • Parametric study

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    Optimize molding parameters to meet quality goals. 

Manufacturing process

  • New

    3D Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)

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    Predict resin filling patterns around and through fiber mats.

  • New

    Chemical blowing agents

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    Simulate chemical blowing agents to create plastic parts.

  • New

    MuCell core back injection molding

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    Get stronger, lighter parts. 

  • Microcellular injection molding

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    Analyze microcellular injection molding with 3D meshes. 

  • Gas-assist injection molding

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    Optimize gas channel shape and penetration. 

  • Lightweight manufacturing validation

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    Check lightweight component processes.  

  • Compression and injection compression molding

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    Mold and create parts for specific applications. 

  • Orthotropic part inserts

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    Simulate fiber inserts. 

  • Bi-injection molding simulation

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    Inject 2 materials into 1 cavity. 

  • Microchip encapsulation

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    Predict wire sweep and paddle shift. 

User efficiency

  • New

    Direct geometry editing

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    Explore part design improvements directly within Moldflow.

  • New

    Flexible cloud solving options

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    Solve locally or in the cloud. 

    Cloud service

  • New

    Analysis reports

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    Easily share your Moldflow analysis results. 

  • New

    Access to cloud analysis

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    Run up to 3 analyses in the cloud with Moldflow Insight. 

    Cloud service

  • New

    Usability improvements

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    Better overall ease of use and fewer mouse clicks.

  • SimStudio Tools for Moldflow

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    Create, repair, and modify part and mold designs for analysis. 

  • Refined user experience

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    New capabilities improve pre- and post-processing productivity. 

  • Improved results interpretation

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    New plots provide more insight into simulation results. 

  • Meshing productivity

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    Create, repair, and refine meshes. 

  • Fast and easy to use

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    Get real-time, dynamic help.

  • Meshing flexibility

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    Mesh flexibility for every application. 

  • Material databases

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    Extensive databases of injection molding materials. 

  • Simultaneous solving

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    Perform simultaneous analysis solving.

  • Automatic Programming Interface (API)

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    Automate and create custom tools. 

  • Integration with simulation products

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    Works with other Autodesk simulation products. 

  • Interoperability

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    Use multiple native files for design optimization.