Plastics – Moldflow

Plastics – Moldflow

Analysts and engineers utilize Moldflow® plastics injection molding simulation software to enhance plastic part designs, injection mold designs, and manufacturing processes.

Moldflow is utilized during the stage of product development to help distinguish product specifications, for example, the ideal injection location, materials to be utilized, and nominal wall thickness, at an early stage. Potential issues are recognized ahead of time, some time before the separate injection molding tool is produced. Designers can picture where issues may happen in the plan, and choose how to evade them. Accordingly, Moldflow can be utilized to optimal cooling designs to guarantee reduce mold cycle times and part quality.

Moldflow simulation is the accepted standard for organizations who aims for reduced defects in manufacturing, and faster product to market launching.

Stages

Early

Early on in the design stage, engineers can use Moldflow to answer basic questions on their design, including

  • Analyze manufacturability of your design
  • Evaluate the presence of air traps and weld lines
  • 3D analysis for parts with varying thickness

Intermediate

For the intermediate users, their interest would be on troubleshooting problems such as

  • Mold filling, packing, and cooling guidance
  • Causes of warpage
  • Fiber orientation
  • Runner balancing and cavity layout

Serious Analysts

The more serious analyst would be interested to study their process in more details. Their concerns includes:

  • In-depth simulation of plastic injection molding
  • Polymer flow, mold cooling, and part warpage prediction
  • Meshing and process parameter controls
  • Simulation for specialized molding processes
  • Optical performance prediction

simulation capabilities

Moldflow offers complete simulation capabilities of injection moulding as well as variations of the process.

  • Thermoplastic injection molding
  • Gas-assisted injection molding
  • Injection compression molding
  • Co-injection molding
  • Bi-injection molding
  • Chemical Blowing Agent (CBA)
  • Microcellular injection molding
  • Microcellular injection molding with core back
  • Birefringence
  • Structural reaction injection molding (SRIM)
  • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
  • Rubber, liquid silicone injection molding
  • Multiple-barrel reactive molding
  • Reaction injection molding
  • Microchip encapsulation
  • Underfill encapsulation
  • Compression molding
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