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Simulation tools for plastic injection molding

Moldflow® software provides tools for injection mold design, plastic part design, and the injection molding process. View videos to see how Moldflow, part of the Digital Prototyping solution, helps you avoid potential manufacturing defects and get innovative products to market faster.


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Injection molding

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    Surface defect traceability

    View polymer pathlines to avoid surface defects. (video: 1:52 min.)

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    Induction heating

    Simulate electromagnetic induction heating of mold components. (video: 1:47 min.)

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    Controlled valve gate opening

    Predict the effect of speed controlled valve gate opening and closing. (video: 1:21 min.)

  • Thermoplastics injection molding

    Simulate and evaluate your entire design and molding process. (video: 1:55 min.)

  • Shrinkage and warpage

    Accurately size parts and molds.

  • Mold cooling

    Capture advanced cooling techniques. (video: 1:36 min.)

  • Best gate location

    Reduce production defects. (video: 2:03 min.)

  • Fiber orientation

    Assess shape and structural properties. (video: 1:48 min.)

  • Thermoplastics and thermosets

    Compare plastic material properties and molding conditions. (video: 2:05 min.)

  • Molding defects

    Address molding defects early. (video: 1:53 min.)

  • Manufactured material properties (FEA)

    Verify critical loads with structural analysis tests. (video: 2:22 min.)

  • Defect visualization

    Visualize manufacturing defects. (video: 1:20 min.)

  • From art to part

    Reevalutate your molding process. (video: 2:18 min.)

  • Two-shot sequential overmolding

    Analyze the overmolding process. (video: 1:52 min.)

  • Birefringence

    Predict optical performance issues. (video: 2:01 min.)

  • One-directional core shifts

    Simulate deflection on parts. (video: 1:47 min.)

Validation optimization

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    Export results to structural package

    Verify the structural performance of your part. (video: 1:33 min.)


  • Runner balancing

    Verify balanced filling for multicavity molds. (video: 1:41 min.)

  • Design of Experiments

    Understand the stability of your process. (video: 2:14 min.)

  • Parametric Study

    Optimize molding parameters to meet quality goals. (video: 1:45 min.)

Manufacturing process

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    3D microcellular injection molding

    Perform analyses of the microcellular injection molding process in 3D. (video: 1:53 min.)

  • Gas-assist injection molding

    Optimize gas channel shape and penetration. (video: 1:24 min.)

  • Lightweight manufacturing validation

    Check lightweight component processes. (video: 1:59 min.) 

  • Compression and injection compression molding with 3D

    Mold and create parts for specific applications. (video: 1:44 min.)

  • Orthotropic part inserts

    Simulate fiber inserts. (video: 1:20 min.)

  • Bi-injection molding simulation

    Inject 2 materials into 1 cavity. (video: 1:44 min.)

  • Microchip encapsulation

    Predict wire sweep and paddle shift. (video: 2:30 min.)

User efficiency

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    SimStudio Tools for Moldflow

    Create, repair, and modify part and mold designs for analysis. (video: 2:13 min.)

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    Refined user experience

    New capabilities improve pre- and post-processing productivity. (video 2:22 min.)

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    Improved results interpretation

    New plots provide more insight into simulation results. (video: 2:11 min.)

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    Meshing productivity

    Create, repair, and refine meshes. (video: 1:45 min.)

  • Flexible cloud solving options

    Solve locally or in the cloud. (video: 1:55 min.)

    Cloud Service
  • Fast and easy use

    Get real-time, dynamic help. (video: 2:23 min.)

  • Meshing flexibility

    Mesh flexibility for every application. (video: 2:33 min.)

  • Material databases

    Extensive materials for injection molding simulation. (video: 1:53 min.)

  • Simultaneous solving

    Perform simultaneous analysis solving. (video: 1:13 min.)

  • Automatic Programming Interface (API)

    Automate and create custom tools. (video: 1:58 min.)

  • Analysis reports

    Easily share your Moldflow analysis results. (video: 1:26 min.)

  • Integration with Simulation products

    Integrate with other products. (video: 1:33 min.)

  • Interoperability

    Use multiple native files for design optimization.