Plastic Injection Moulding Features

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

  • Mesh to solve with one click

    Improve your productivity by meshing and analysing 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.)

  • Mould cooling circuits

    Automate cooling channel creation with a wizard, import from CAD curves or manually draw circuits. (video: 2.09 min.)

  • Defect visualisation

    Analyse 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 Moulding

    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

    Visualise part quality concerns to identify causes of warpage and apply shrink compensation factors. (video: 3.17 min.)

  • Part and process optimisation

    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 mould. (video: 2.56 min.)

  • Database of 10,000+ materials

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

  • Mould and insert material assignment

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

  • Orthotropic part inserts

    Simulate continuous fibre inserts made from composite materials or wood and analyse any overmoulded part defects.

  • Mould cooling

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

  • Induction mould heating

    Simulate electromagnetic induction heating of mould components.

  • Core shift prediction

    Simulate one-directional core deflection on parts with inserts.

  • Overmoulding

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

  • Compression and injection compression

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

  • Multi-barrel injection moulding

    Analyse and evaluate the use of multiple injection moulding barrels to fill injection moulded parts.

  • Gas-assisted injection moulding

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

  • Microcellular injection moulding

    Analyse microcellular injection moulding with constant density and fit classical nucleation models.

  • Automatic pack/hold control

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

  • Bi-injection and co-injection moulding

    Inject two 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 customised scripts.

  • Clean, customisable 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 fibre 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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