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Simulation tools for plastic injection molding

Simulation Moldflow® software provides tools for injection mold design, plastic part design, and the injection molding process. View videos to see how Simulation 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

  • 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: 1:27 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

  • New

    Export results to structural package

    Verify the structural performance of your part. (video: 1:39 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

  • 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

  • Flexible cloud solving options

    Solve locally or in the cloud. (video: 2:20 min.)

  • 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.