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Simulation tools for plastic injection molding

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

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Injection molding

  • New

    Cooling for overmolding

    Extended to gas-assisted injection molding and two-shot overmolding (video: 1:56 min.)

  • Surface defect traceability

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

  • Induction heating

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

  • Controlled valve gate opening

    Optimize the speed of valve gates 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.)

  • Reduce 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

    Take your design from concept to produced part. (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

  • Export results to structural package

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

     

  • Runner balancing

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

  • Design of experiments (DOE)

    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

  • New

    Chemical blowing agents

    Simulate chemical blowing agents to create plastic parts. (video: 1:25 min.)

  • New

    MuCell core back injection molding

    Get stronger, lighter parts. (video: 2:41 min.)

  • Microcellular injection molding

    Analyze microcellular injection molding with 3D meshes. (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

    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

  • New

    Flexible cloud solving options

    Solve locally or in the cloud. (video: 1:57 min.)

    Cloud service
  • New

    Analysis reports

    Easily share your Moldflow analysis results. (video: 1:44 min.)

  • New

    Access to cloud analysis

    Run up to 3 analyses in the cloud with Moldflow Insight. (video: 1:50 min.)

    Cloud service
  • New

    Usability improvements

    Better overall ease of use and fewer mouse clicks. (video: 2:32 min.)

  • SimStudio Tools for Moldflow

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

  • Refined user experience

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

  • Improved results interpretation

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

  • Meshing productivity

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

  • Fast and easy to use

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

  • Meshing flexibility

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

  • Material databases

    Extensive databases of injection molding materials. (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.)

  • Integration with simulation products

    Works with other Autodesk simulation products. (video: 1:33 min.)

  • Interoperability

    Use multiple native files for design optimization.

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