Simulation tools for plastic injection molding

Moldflow® software helps reduce manufacturing defects through plastic injection molding simulation. Access tools for injection mold design, plastic part design, and mold processing.

  • Mesh to solve with one click

    Improve your productivity by meshing and analyzing your model in one step. (video: 1:30 min.)

  • Fusion 360 for CAD preparation

    Moldflow includes Fusion 360 in-product push to help with quick CAD simplification and repair. (video: 3:06 min.)

  • Collaborate using Shared Views

    Collaborate using cloud-connected devices to share results, comment, and design recommendations. (video: 2:12 min.)

More features

Moldflow Adviser

  • Runner balancing

    Runner balance analysis guides users in sizing multi-cavity runners for even pressure and fill time. (video: 2:29 min.)

  • Mold cooling circuits

    Automate cooling channel creation with a wizard, import from CAD curves, or manually draw circuits. (video: 2:09 min.)

  • Defect visualization

    Analyze part warpage and evaluate potential design flaws to improve part quality. (video: 2:14 min.)

Moldflow Insight

  • New
    Video: The new SCM feature helps improve solving performance and monitoring jobs remotely.

    Flexible solving

    Use the Simulation Compute Manager (SCM) to solve analyses locally, on a server, or on the cloud.

  • New
    Video: Chemical foam molding capabilities have been expanded to include solvers for reactive materials.

    Chemical Foam Molding

    Simulate foaming of thermoplastic and thermoset materials (including polyurethane).

  • Control valve gate opening/closing

    Include controlled and sequential valve gates within simulations, along with hot runner layouts. (video: 1:22 min.)

  • Predict shrinkage and warpage

    Visualize part quality concerns to identify causes of warpage and apply shrink compensation factors. (video: 3:17 min.)

  • Part and process optimization

    Use automated design of experiments and parametric analysis to locate the best process and design. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • Total coolant flow history

    Run a coolant flow analysis to review coolant properties as it flows from the pump to the mold.(video: 2:56 min.)

  • Database of 10,000+ materials

    Built-in database with information on thousands of tested thermoplastic and thermoset materials.

  • Mold and insert material assignment

    Pre-loaded materials increase accuracy with assigning part and mold insert materials and mold block materials.

  • Orthotropic part inserts

    Simulate continuous fiber inserts made from composite materials or wood, and analyze any overmolded part defects.

  • Mold cooling

    Create or import advanced cooling layouts, such as conformal cooling, and analyze transient heat calculations.

  • Induction mold heating

    Simulate electromagnetic induction heating of mold components.

  • Core shift prediction

    Simulate one-directional core deflection on parts with inserts.

  • Overmolding

    Evaluate insert overmolding, two-shot overmolding, and compression overmolding sequences.

  • Compression and injection compression

    Simulate a charge or injected shot of material entering a cavity, followed by mold closing and compressing.

  • Multi-barrel injection molding

    Analyze and evaluate the use of multiple injection molding barrels to fill injection molded parts.

  • Gas-assisted injection molding

    Model gas channels and entry points to predict optimal timing and amount of gas needed to fill the part.

  • Microcellular injection molding

    Analyze microcellular injection molding with constant density and fitted classical nucleation models.

  • Automatic pack/hold control

    Automatically determine the magnitude and duration of the packing pressure profile.

  • Bi-injection and co-injection molding

    Inject 2 materials into one cavity, and determine the relative distribution and location of materials.

  • Microchip encapsulation

    Predict wire sweep and paddle shift with tools for designing the encapsulation package, tool, lead frame, and wires.

  • Automation through API

    Application Programming Interface (API) automation tools let you quickly create custom scripts.

  • Clean, customizable user interface

    Easy-to-understand user interface moves the user through setup, analysis, and result interpretation.

  • Visual and text-based results

    Review visual or text-based results such as fiber orientation, surface defect path traceability, and birefringence.

  • Result export flexibility

    Export results through automated reports, hard data via scripts, warped geometry CAD export, and FEA formats.

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