Moldflow Filling, Packing, Cooling and Warpage Analysis
Moldflow is the ultimate tool for solving injection molding problems during design or manufacturing. With Moldflow we can help you quickly determine potential problems or root causes for existing problems.
We use Moldflow Insight Ultimate, the most accurate and complete set of simulation tools for injection molded plastics.
We have over 25 years of experience with conventional injection molding, gas-assist, cooling including conformal circuits. We have been Autodesk Moldflow Expert (Gold) Certified Consultant (certificate) since 2011.
The process of product design, tool design, and molding creates a complex set of requirements. Product quality, price and delivery are dependent on a thorough understanding of these relationships.
Often, simple up-front analysis can save major headaches later. Design changes can be made before tooling is started. Don't wait for the first shots at the molding machine to uncover molding problems.
Existing Molding Issues
We are often asked to evaluate existing parts that have various defects. These may include air traps, packing issues, voids, warpage and long cycle times. Once the mold is build, the available changes are limited and costly. Unfortunately, it happens all too often.
While molded samples provide valuable input, they only show the symptoms of a problem. Debugging may involve a costly design of experiments (DOE) on a molding machine that could be producing production parts. You simply cannot see inside the feed system and part cavity like you can with simulation.
Moldflow analysis determines the root cause and can quickly lead to less costly, more effective solutions. For example, a part may be warping due to improper packing. Moldflow analysis quickly shows this via the Volumetric Shrinkage result which leads to creation of an ideal packing profile.