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Advanced Manufacturing

Plastic Part Quality

Manufacturing high-quality products requires a detailed understanding of all the interrelated factors that can affect the performance and aesthetic appeal of injection molded plastic parts.  Moldflow® simulation software gives mold engineers the tools to optimize part quality.

Why part quality matters

Managing part quality in a carefully controlled way sets the stage for more efficient production, more reliable products, and a stronger financial position.

 

PREVENT DELAYS IN PRODUCTION

Discovering and mitigating issues such as weld lines and warpage long before parts are running protects tight production schedules.

MEET PART SPECIFICATIONS

Understanding how part quality issues affect critical requirements and dimensions enables engineers to design products that meet expectations for performance and durability.

PROTECT PROFIT MARGINS

Consistently outstanding part quality preserves the profitability of every project while strengthening key customer relationships.

Free resources - Learn how to resolve part quality issues with simulation software

  • Predict and prevent warpage e-book cover

    Predict and prevent warpage

    Nothing grinds a project to a halt faster than unexpected warpage. Learn how mold engineers can detect and mitigate the risk of warpage earlier in the design process.

  • weld lines report cover

    A quick guide to weld lines

    Weld lines are the Achilles heel of injection molded plastic parts. Learn what causes these defects, why they affect part strength and surface quality.

  • 11 factors for mold cooling

    Small changes in cooling can have a huge impact on cycle time. Learn more about all the ways you can maximize cooling efficiency to produce higher-quality parts.

See how Moldflow optimizes part quality

Engineers rely on Moldflow plastics injection molding simulation software to fine-tune plastic part designs, injection mold designs, and manufacturing processes. Watch the videos to see how this powerful application helps reduce and eliminate defects.

  • visualizing warpage video

    Visualizing warpage

    Seeing how warpage is likely to affect a part helps pinpoint the underlying cause and develop effective ways to minimize it.

  • parametric studies video

    Parametric design studies

    Parametric optimization focuses on geometric variables, automating the analysis of various design features to find the best result.

  • design-of-experiments video

    Design-of-experiments

    This approach allows engineers to run a large set of analyses in parallel to figure out which process settings have the greatest impact.

  • weld line strength video

    Weld line strength

    See how to identify how weld lines affect a part’s performance and reliability as well as develop ways to mitigate these effects.

3-Dimensional Services Group

High-quality parts

Rapid manufacturing provider reduces errors by delivering consistent information across the company‚ from the design stage to the shop floor.

Additional customer stories

Quest Industries

This US manufacturer uses a combination of Moldflow, PowerMill, and PowerShape in the design and manufacture of high-quality injection molds.

Asahi Kasei

Asahi Kasei Plastics uses simulation to help mold engineers understand material characteristics and address part quality issues earlier in the design cycle.

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