Overview

Designers, engineers and analysts use Moldflow plastic injection moulding simulation software to improve plastic part designs, injection mould designs and manufacturing processes.

  • Includes Moldflow Adviser Standard, plus:
  • 3D analysis for parts with varying thickness
  • Runner balancing and cavity layout

 

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Features

Moldflow plastic injection molding simulation software provides tools for injection mold design, plastic part design, and the injection molding process. Reduce manufacturing defects and get your products to market faster.

Injection molding

  • Cooling for overmolding – Extended to gas-assisted injection molding and two-shot overmolding.
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  • Surface defect traceability – View polymer pathlines to avoid surface defects.
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  • Induction heating – Simulate electromagnetic induction heating of mold components.
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  • Controlled valve gate opening – Optimize the speed of valve gates opening and closing.
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  • Thermoplastics injection molding – Simulate and evaluate your entire design and molding process.
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  • Shrinkage and warpage – Accurately size parts and molds.
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  • Mold cooling – Capture advanced cooling techniques.
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  • Best gate location – Reduce production defects.
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  • Fiber orientation – Assess shape and structural properties.
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  • Thermoplastics and thermosets – Compare plastic material properties and molding conditions.
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  • Reduce molding defects – Address molding defects early.
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  • Manufactured material properties (FEA) – Verify critical loads with structural analysis tests.
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  • Defect visualization – Visualize manufacturing defects.
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  • From art to part – Take your design from concept to produced part.
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  • Two-shot sequential overmolding – Analyze the overmolding process.
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  • Birefringence – Predict optical performance issues.
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  • One-directional core shifts – Simulate deflection on parts.
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Validation optimization

  • Part optimization studies – Use design of experiments with model geometry parameter range values.
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  • Export results to structural package – Verify the structural performance of your part.
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  • Runner balancing – Ensure balanced filling for multicavity mold.
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  • Design of experiments (DOE) – Understand the stability of your process.
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  • Parametric study – Optimize molding parameters to meet quality goals.
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Manufacturing process

  • 3D Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) – Predict resin filling patterns around and through fiber mats.
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  • Chemical blowing agents – Simulate chemical blowing agents to create plastic parts.
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  • MuCell core back injection molding – Get stronger, lighter parts.
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  • Microcellular injection molding – Analyze microcellular injection molding with 3D meshes.
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  • Gas-assist injection molding – Optimize gas channel shape and penetration.
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  • Lightweight manufacturing validation – Check lightweight component processes.
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  • Compression and injection compression molding – Mold and create parts for specific applications.
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  • Orthotropic part inserts – Simulate fiber inserts.
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  • Bi-injection molding simulation – Inject 2 materials into 1 cavity.
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  • Microchip encapsulation – Predict wire sweep and paddle shift.
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User efficiency

  • Direct geometry editing – Explore part design improvements directly within Moldflow.
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  • Flexible cloud solving options – Solve locally or in the cloud.
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  • Analysis reports – Easily share your Moldflow analysis results.
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  • Access to cloud analysis – Run up to 3 analyses in the cloud with Moldflow Insight.
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  • Usability improvements – Better overall ease of use and fewer mouse clicks.
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  • SimStudio Tools for Moldflow – Create, repair, and modify part and mold designs for analysis.
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  • Refined user experience – New capabilities improve pre- and post-processing productivity.
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  • Improved results interpretation – New plots provide more insight into simulation results.
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  • Meshing productivity – Create, repair, and refine meshes.
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  • Fast and easy to use – Get real-time, dynamic help.
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  • Meshing flexibility – Mesh flexibility for every application.
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  • Material databases – Extensive databases of injection molding materials.
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  • Simultaneous solving – Perform simultaneous analysis solving.
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  • Automatic Programming Interface (API) – Automate and create custom tools.
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  • Integration with simulation products – Works with other Autodesk simulation products.
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  • Interoperability – Use multiple native files for design optimization.
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System Requirements

IMPORTANT: Universal C Runtime (CRT) is a Windows OS component that is updated through the Windows update process. This component is required to enable you to modify result dialog entries in Moldflow products.

Supported Windows platforms

Operating System

  • Windows 10 (64-bit edition)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit edition)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit edition)

System specifications for Windows platforms
Minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications for Windows platforms

System Component

  • CPU speed: 2 GHz or higher
  • Main memory (RAM): 8 GB or higher
  • Virtual memory/swap space: 4 GB or higher
  • Disk space: 12 GB or higher for free disk space (at least 2 GB free disk space for installation)
  • Web browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or later

Note: Autodesk Moldflow 2017 products are supported on 64-bit Windows operating systems only.

 

 

Disk space requirements
Installation disk space requirements

Software installed

  • Autodesk Moldflow Adviser only: 900 MB
  • Autodesk Moldflow Adviser with CAD integration: 950 MB

Note: During the installation process you will need approximately twice the amount of disk space as specified above.

 

Graphics requirements
The graphic requirements listed here reflect the minimum required to obtain acceptable simulations.

  • 512 MB DRAM or higher, OpenGL-capable graphics card. Ensure you have installed the latest driver for your card. Please refer to the card manufacturer’s website for drivers and instructions.
  • 24-bit color setting at 1280 x 1024 or higher screen resolution.

Note: Autodesk does not guarantee the use of any particular graphics card. Autodesk will make every effort to work with card manufacturers to resolve any problems that may arise in the use of our software with a particular card. However, we cannot guarantee that all graphics-related issues can be fixed, as they may lie within the card manufacturer’s drivers rather than Autodesk software.

 

Recommended

  • The software makes extensive use of OpenGL and texture mapping, therefore any device offering OpenGL acceleration and texture memory will give improved performance.

 

Unsupported graphics cards
Use of the following graphics card and drivers will potentially cause your computer to lock up.

  • Graphics card
    Geforce GT220:
    – 320.18-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-englishwhql
    – 320.49-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-englishwhql
    – 331.65-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-englishwhql

Autodesk Licensing Explained

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Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Multi User: For medium to large organizations requiring many users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists

 

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Autodesk Moldflow Story

Engineers and analysts use Moldflow® plastics injection molding simulation software to improve plastic part designs, injection mold designs, and manufacturing processes.

Part optimization studies

Use automated design of experiments, including model geometry parameters, to determine the best design using cloud or local solving.

Direct geometry editing

Explore part design improvements directly within Moldflow—without having to involve designers to optimize wall thicknesses or feature positions.

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