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Integrated with CAD platforms. Customize design rules and share results.
Quick manufacturability advice for your plastic part designs.
3D mesh support and design advice for runner systems and cavity layouts.
Directional feedback for standard injection part, mold, and process designs.
Definitive results for polymer flow, mold cooling, and part warpage.
Simultaneous local solving (max)
Improve productivity by running multiple analyses in parallel or providing solving capacity for more than one person.
Use the power of the cloud to perform computationally intensive analyses, such as Design of Experiments or complex cooling setups.
Simulate solid models of thin-walled parts using Dual Domain™ technology. Work directly from 3D solid CAD models, leading to easier simulation of design iterations.
Perform 3D simulations on complex geometry using a solid, tetrahedral, finite element mesh technique.
Generate 2D planar surface meshes with assigned thicknesses for thin-walled parts.
CAD solid models
Import and mesh solid geometry from CATIA V5, PTC Creo, Alias, Siemens NX, Rhino, SolidWorks, and Inventor software, as well as universal files.
Import part designs and model mold components such as runners, cooling channels, and mold blocks directly in the software.
Import assembly files to analyze part or mold inserts, complex cooling systems, cold and hot runner designs, heaters, and induction coils.
Quickly identify areas of plastic parts that violate design guidelines related to the injection molding process.
Query regions of a model to identify primary causes of short shots and poor part or cooling quality.
Estimate product costs based on material choice, cycle time, post-molding operations, and fixed costs.
Highlight areas in the design that violate plastic product design rules.
Sink marks, air traps, and weld lines
Shared views (requires active Moldflow Subscription)
Cold and hot runners
Transient mold cooling or heating
Design of experiments (DOE)
Rapid temperature cycling
Wire sweep, paddle shift
Simulate the filling phase of the thermoplastic injection molding process to help predict the flow of melted plastic in the mold.
Optimize packing profiles and visualize magnitude and distribution of volumetric shrinkage to help minimize warpage and the appearance of surface defects.
Determine potential part defects such as weld lines, air traps, and sink marks, then rework designs to help avoid these problems.
Quickly identify recommended processing conditions to be used for in-depth filling and packing analyses.
Predict the effects of air pressure on the flow of polymer to aid in selecting suitable locations for vents in the mold.
Improve the accuracy shrinkage and warpage predictions.
Identify the optimal location for up to 10 gate locations simultaneously.
Design efficient cold runner systems and simulate the performance of hot runner setups.
Balance runner systems of single-cavity, multicavity, and family mold layouts so parts fill simultaneously, reducing stress levels and volume of material.
Perform a sequence of automatic analyses that vary parameters to optimize processing conditions and, ultimately, the molded part.
Improve cooling system efficiency, minimize part warpage, achieve smooth surfaces, and reduce cycle times.
View changes in mold temperature throughout the injection molding cycle.
Simulate the effect of conformal cooling channels on temperature distribution throughout the molding cycle.
Set up variable mold surface temperature profiles to achieve smooth surfaces and fast freezing to decrease cycle times.
Simulate the rapid heating of magnetic components, such as cartridge heaters, within the mold via electromagnetic induction to help achieve a high-quality surface finish with no visible weld lines.
Design and control heating elements for hot runner systems, thermoset molds, and induction heating coils.
Control fiber orientation within plastics to reduce part shrinkage and warpage across the molded part.
Identify locations and causes of warpage to understand how changes to part and mold design, material choice, and processing parameters affect part deformation.
Run an insert overmolding simulation to determine the impact of mold inserts on melt flow, cooling rate, and part warpage.
Predict the effects of in-mold labels on the flow and cooling behavior of the mold.
Simulate the process of one part filling, the tool opening and indexing to a new position, and a second part molding over the first.
Minimize the movement of mold cores by determining ideal processing conditions for injection pressure, packing profile, and gate locations.
Predict bonding wire deformation within the cavity and lead frame shifting due to pressure imbalances.
Determine potential weld lines and sink marks. Then rework designs to help avoid these defects.
Simulate time-based or volume-based valve gate control on hot runner systems for added cavity filling control.
Share and collaborate on results through a browser-based viewer.
Thermoplastics injection molding
Reaction injection molding
Resin transfer molding (RTM) and structural reaction injection molding (SRIM)
Rubber, liquid silicone injection molding
Multi-barrel reactive molding
Powder injection molding (PIM)
Coolant flow analysis
Thermoplastics injection-compression molding
Thermoplastics injection-compression overmolding
Reactive injection-compression molding
Thermoplastics compression overmolding
Reactive compression molding
Gas-assisted injection molding
Microcellular injection molding with and without core back
Multi-barrel thermoplastic injection molding
Chemical Blowing Agent (CBA)
Simulate and evaluate your entire molding process with a vast database of thermoplastic materials and wide range of analysis results.
Predict how molds fill, avoid short shots due to pregelation of resin, identify air traps and weld lines, and predict part warpage.
Identify ideal gate locations, identify conditions that lead to premature curing, and improve cycle times for molding with LSR materials.
Simulate the reactive molding process for large parts that require multiple, independently controlled injection units.
Simulate encapsulation of semiconductor chips with reactive resins and the interconnectivity of electrical chips.
Simulate flip-chip encapsulation to predict material flow in the cavity between the chip and the substrate.
Simulate injection compression molding for small, low-stress parts such as plastic lenses and other products that conventional injection molding can't address.
Predict the effectiveness of the feed system and mold closing time during an injection-compression sequence.
Determine where to position polymer and gas entrances, how much plastic to inject prior to gas injection, and determine gas channel size and placement.
Simulate simultaneous or sequential polymer injection and mold compression. Evaluate material candidates, part and mold design, and processing conditions.
Analyze multiple flow fronts through the mold and predict the volume, weight, and distribution of multiple materials in the final molded part.
Simulate chemical blowing agents for creating plastic parts with an internal foam structure.
Predict optical performance of an injection molded plastic part by evaluating refractive index changes that result from process-induced stresses.
Predict the filling and curing when molding around a fiber mat preform to minimize cycle time and prevent short shots.
Simulate the effects of molding over part inserts or a two-shot overmolding sequence to optimize filling, cooling, remelting of material, and warpage.
Analyze powder volume distributions and identify optimal feed and mold layouts for both metal injection molding (MIM) and ceramics injection molding (CRM).
Analyze fluid behavior in the cooling circuit without the additional time required to analyze the part and mold.
Simulate and evaluate your entire molding process with a vast database of thermoset materials and wide range of analysis results.
Simulate injection molding microcullular foam, such as MuCell, and the ability to include core back technology.
Analyze and evaluate the use of multiple injection molding barrels to fill injection molded parts.
Limited database. Select from a database of more than 9,500 materials, with advanced properties available for materials tested by the Moldflow Plastics Labs.
Choose from hundreds of available thermoset resins, or have your material tested by the Moldflow Plastics Labs.
Setup analyses using machine-specific settings to define injection capacity and clamp tonnage.
Choose generic or brand specific heating oil or coolant fluids.
Select from nearly 100 different mold materials with appropriate thermal properties for accurate cooling analysis.
Autodesk Helius PFA (Advanced Material Exchange)
Autodesk Nastran (FEA)
CODE V (Birefringence)
Autodesk VRED (defect visualization)
Elysium CADdoctor for Autodesk Moldflow
Interoperable with Autodesk Simulation Mechanical software.
Interoperable with Autodesk Nastran FEA solver software.
Interoperable with Abaqus.
Interoperable with ANSYS.
Interoperable with LS-DYNA.
Interoperable with CODE V.
Interoperable with Autodesk VRED 3D visualization software.
Interoperable with Autodesk Showcase 3D visualization software.
Interoperable with CADdoctor for Autodesk Simulation.
Transfer Moldflow data to Helius PFA for a detailed composite structural analysis.
Check, repair, and simplify CAD geometry to prepare for sending to Moldflow for analysis.
Autodesk Helius PFA (requires active Moldflow Insight Ultimate Subscription)
Autodesk Moldflow Communicator
Autodesk Fusion 360 (requires active Moldflow or Fusion 360 Subscription)
Autodesk Moldflow Design
Share results with stakeholders using Moldflow Communicator so they can more easily visualize, quantify, and compare simulation results.
Read in CAD files from multiple formats to simplify models, perform basic repair, or make design changes so you can explore design ideas faster.
Manage Moldflow simulation data and results in a centralized, searchable database with version control and user permissions.
Analyze as-manufactured properties using powerful tools for enhanced FEA (finite element analysis) of composite structures, including progressive failure analysis.
Identify design for manufacture (DFM) concerns during CAD creation, using a standalone version or with the CAD software plug-in.
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