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      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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