Use Simulation Moldflow Flex to solve locally or solve in the cloud while you continue working.
Simulate where and how you want, based on your needs. If you're testing the setup of an analysis, use your local resources to iterate and optimize your setup. When you're ready to initiate a longer, more computationally intensive simulation, use the power of the cloud and free up your local resources for other tasks.
Simulate the gas-assisted injection molding process to optimize gas entrance position, delay time, pressure profile, and packing time, in order to achieve optimal gas penetration.
Validate the manufacturing process for lightweight component manufacturing using state of the art manufacturing processes. Determine whether your components can be manufactured and meet dimensional as well as functional specifications.
Simulation Moldflow provides the highest level of information and accuracy to evaluate the manufacturing process of a lightweight plastic component. With an increased focus on lightweighting, in particular in the automotive industry, validating manufacturability in the design stage is more critical than ever. Examine aspects like filling, injection pressure, fiber orientation, cycle time, shrinkage and warpage, and determine how the process can be optimized.
Simulate the encapsulation process of microchips. Observe the mold filling and curing process of the resin, and account for the deformation of the bonding wires, as well as the lead frame, due to the filling process.
Use Simulation Moldflow to reduce optical quality issues, such as blurring or double images. Many factors influence birefringence, including the material, mold design, and molding conditions. Predict optical performance issues in plastics.
Simulate the injection molding process to understand how the part geometry, the location of the injection points, and the molding process affect visual defects, like the position of weld lines and the visibility of sink marks, as part shrinkage and warpage.
Optimize the position of the injection points, the part geometry, and the molding process to minimize visible defects in highly visible areas. The position and depth of sink marks can be exported in .fbx format, so they can evaluate in detail in products like Autodesk Showcase and VRED.
Simulate the warpage of the manufactured part to ensure the end product's fit and function. Generate accurately compensated models for tooling or further geometry modification.
In case of excessive shrinkage and warpage, it's easy to isolate the underlying cause of the warpage (differential shrinkage in the part, mold cooling imbalances, or material orientation) so you can evaluate targeted actions and alternatives to address the concern. The Moldflow database contains grade specific data to ensure the highest level of predictive accuracy.
Capture advanced cooling techniques and layouts, such as conformal cooling, as well as transient heat calculations.
Iterate on the cooling channel layout and the cooling process to produce high-quality products with short cycle time. Advanced cooling technologies, like Rapid Heating and Cooling and conformal cooling, can be simulated. Evaluate the effect of highly conductive materials, as well as heating elements and thermal pins, on the cycle time and product quality.
Simulation Moldflow processing is fast and accurate, and includes real-time, dynamic Adviser wizards to help you make the best design choices.
Adviser wizards can help with the following:
Whatever CAD system the model was created in, import native CAD models, CAD translations, and neutral files directly into Moldflow. You can also import meshes from different FEA tools, then export analysis results for further use in structural analysis programs.
You have several options for how to best represent the product. Large, thin-walled parts are best represented using Midplane and the patented Moldflow Dual Domain technology, while chunkier parts are best represented with a 3D mesh.