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Increasing Mold Throughput with Conformal Cooling

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    Description

    This class will describe the benefits of using PowerShape software and Moldflow Insight to model and simulate a conformal cooling tool. With 3D printing on the rise, conformal cooling is becoming a more widely available option to create cooling channels in metal in order to more evenly cool a plastic component during the molding process. Utilizing the modeling power of PowerShape to build a mold with channels following the geometry of the plastic part-and then validating the channels using Moldflow-can save time and money by eliminating the need to 'build it and hope it works."

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to model a mold component within PowerShape
    • Learn how to simulate a conformal cooling analysis in Moldflow
    • Learn how to analyze Moldflow software’s results to identify if changes need to be made in the conformal channels
    • Understand the advantage of simulating conformal channels prior to cutting steel

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