Use Moldflow Insight software to simulate chemical blowing agents for creating plastic parts with an internal foam structure.
By using a combination of MuCell microcellular foam injection molding and core back technology from Trexel, you can dramatically improve the quality of foam structures. You can create a foam structure with more, bigger cells.
The result is a stiffer, lighter weight part than what can be achieved with conventional injection molding or with the MuCell (light weighting) process alone, without core back.
Simulate microcellular injection molding with 3D meshes. A fitted classical bubble nucleation model has also been added for all mesh types as an additional calculation option to the default constant nucleation density model.
Simulate the gas-assisted injection molding process to improve the location of gas injection positions, delay time, pressure profile, and packing time so you can achieve optimal gas penetration.
Validate the manufacturing process for your lightweight plastic components. With more focus on lightweighting, particularly in the automotive industry, validating manufacturability in the design stage is critical.
Create quality parts for applications that conventional injection molding can't address. Simulate compression molding for making very large parts that are otherwise difficult to mold. Simulate injection compression molding for low-stress, smaller parts, such as plastic lenses.
Simulate continuous fiber inserts made from composite materials or wood and analyze any overmolded part defects. In the automotive industry, for example, anisotropic materials, such as wood or continuous fiber composites, can be overmolded, and the simulation will show the final deformation of the overmolded part.
Simulate the injection of 2 materials into 1 cavity during a single molding cycle. Bi-injection molding simulation helps determine the relative distribution and location of both materials. These materials can be different or the same material with different colors.
Create decorative parts with a soft boundary between the 2 colors, and determine if the part meets the required specifications. Simulate the fill patterns to achieve the desired volume, distribution, and the relative weight of each material.
Simulate the encapsulation process of microchips, also known as packaging. Determine the optimal mold temperature, fill time, ram speed profile, and cure time. Moldflow Insight software provides tools for designing the encapsulation package, the tool, lead frame, and wires.
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