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Integrated with CAD platforms. Customise 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, mould and process designs.
Definitive results for polymer flow, mould 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.
Dual Domain™ technology
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 mould components such as runners, cooling channels and mould blocks directly in the software.
Import assembly files to analyse part or mould inserts, complex cooling systems, cold and hot runner designs, heaters and induction coils.
Command Line API Compatibility
User Interface API Compatibility
Solver API Compatibility
Edit, run and retrieve key results from a user-customised Moldflow analysis, automatically, through a set of command line interfaces.
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) programming interface that enables certain functionality of this product to be automated.
Create your own C-functions for a solver to call when calculating a property, such as melt viscosity.
Identify quickly areas of plastic parts that violate design guidelines related to the injection moulding 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-moulding operations and fixed costs.
Highlight areas in the design that violate plastic product design rules.
Sink marks and weld lines
Cold and hot runners
Design of experiments (DOE)
Transient mould cooling or heating
Rapid temperature cycling
Two-shot sequential overmoulding
Wire sweep, paddle shift
Simulate the filling phase of the thermoplastic injection moulding process to help predict the flow of melted plastic in the mould.
Optimise packing profiles and visualise magnitude and distribution of volumetric shrinkage to help minimise 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 mould.
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 systems and valve gates to control how the cavity fills.
Balance runner systems of single-cavity, multicavity and family mould layouts so parts fill simultaneously, reducing stress levels and volume of material.
Perform a sequence of automatic analyses that vary parameters to optimise processing conditions and, ultimately, the moulded part.
Improve cooling system efficiency, minimise part warpage, achieve smooth surfaces and reduce cycle times.
View changes in mould temperature throughout the injection moulding cycle.
Simulate the effect of conformal cooling channels on temperature distribution throughout the moulding cycle.
Set up variable mould surface temperature profiles to achieve smooth surfaces and fast freezing to decrease cycle times.
Simulate the rapid heating of magnetic components within the mould 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 moulds and induction heating coils.
Control fibre orientation within plastics to reduce part shrinkage and warpage across the moulded part.
Identify locations and causes of warpage to understand how changes to part and mould design, material choice and processing parameters affect part deformation.
Run an insert overmoulding simulation to determine the impact of mould inserts on melt flow, cooling rate and part warpage.
Predict the effects of in-mould labels on the flow and cooling behaviour of the mould.
Simulate the process of one part filling, the tool opening and indexing to a new position and a second part moulding over the first.
Minimise the movement of mould 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 re-work designs to help avoid these defects.
Thermoplastic injection moulding
Gas-assisted injection moulding
Injection compression moulding
Chemical Blowing Agent (CBA)
Microcellular injection moulding
Microcellular injection moulding with core back
Structural reaction injection moulding (SRIM)
Powder injection moulding
Resin transfer moulding (RTM)
Rubber, liquid silicone injection moulding
Multiple-barrel reactive moulding
Reaction injection moulding
Multiple-barrel thermoplastics injection moulding
Simulate and evaluate your entire moulding process with a vast database of thermoplastic materials and wide range of analysis results.
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 injection compression moulding for small, low-stress parts such as plastic lenses and other products that conventional injection moulding cannot address.
Simulate simultaneous or sequential polymer injection and mould compression. Evaluate material candidates, part and mould design, and processing conditions.
Analyse multiple flow fronts through the mould and predict the volume, weight and distribution of multiple materials in the final moulded part.
MuCell simulation results include filling pattern, injection pressure and cell size. MuCell is a registered trademark of Trexel, Inc.
Predict optical performance of an injection moulded plastic part by evaluating refractive index changes that result from process-induced stresses.
Predict how moulds with a dry-fibre mat fills with a thermoset resin. Prevent air traps and unimpregnated areas in the fibre mat.
Identify ideal gate locations, identify conditions that lead to premature curing and improve cycle times for moulding with LSR materials.
Simulate the reactive moulding process for large parts that require multiple, independently controlled injection units.
Predict how moulds fill, avoid short shots due to pregelation of resin, identify air traps and weld lines and predict part warpage.
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.
Determine the best location and size for your compression moulding charges and determine the position of weldlines.
Combine MuCell simulation with core back to get stiffer, lighter weight parts. MuCell is a registered trademark of Trexel, Inc.
Simulate chemical blowing agents for creating plastic parts with an internal foam structure.
Predict how moulds fill with a thermoset resin. Avoid short shots due to premature curing and identify air traps and weld lines.
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.
Set up 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 mould materials with appropriate thermal properties for accurate cooling analysis.
Helius PFA (Advanced Material Exchange)
Simulation Mechanical (FEA)
Autodesk Nastran (FEA)
CODE V (Birefringence)
VRED (defect visualisation)
Showcase (defect visualisation)
CADdoctor for Autodesk Simulation
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 visualisation software.
Interoperable with Autodesk Showcase 3D visualisation software.
Interoperable with CADdoctor for Autodesk Simulation.
Transfer Moldflow data to Helius PFA for a detailed composite structural analysis.
Share results with stakeholders using Moldflow Communicator so they can more easily visualise, 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 centralised, searchable database with version control and user permissions.
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