Autodesk Moldflow Design provides simulation tools for plastic injection moulding. ***Please note eligible customers can get 10% off 3 year subscriptions for this product. Please contact our team for more information. Offer ends on 25th January 2019.***

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What’s new in Moldflow for 2019?

This release introduces new features and enhancements that expand the software’s capabilities, enhance solution accuracy, and speed up setup time.

Coolant flow analysis
Analyze the entire coolant flow history, from the pump to mold, to identify effects of hose lengths and cooling channels.

Shared views
Collaborate easily using cloud-connected devices to easily review results, comment, and provide design recommendations.

Fusion 360 for CAD repair
Moldflow subscription’s inclusion of Fusion 360 aids with CAD repair and simplification.


Moldflow® software for plastic injection molding simulation helps reduce manufacturing defects. Access tools for injection mold design, plastic part design, and injection molding.

Moldflow Insight

Mesh to solve in one click
Improve your productivity by meshing and analyzing your model in one step.

Coolant flow analysis

Analyze the entire coolant flow history, from the pump to mold, to identify effects of hose lengths and cooling channels.

Part optimization studies
Use design of experiments with model geometry parameter range values.

Cloud analysis
Run multiple analyses in the cloud without compromising your local resource capacity.

Shared views
Collaborate easily using cloud-connect devices to easily review results, comment, and provide design recommendations.

Fusion 360 for CAD repair
Moldflow subscription’s inclusion of Fusion 360 aids with CAD repair and simplification.

Shrinkage and warpage
Generate accurately compensated models for tooling or further geometry modification.

Controlled valve gate opening
Achieve higher-quality surface finishes by combining controlled and sequential valve gating.

Powder injection molding
Simulate your metal or ceramic injection molding process.

Surface defect traceability
View polymer pathlines to avoid surface defects.

Induction heating
Simulate electromagnetic induction heating of mold components.

Thermoplastics injection molding
Simulate your design and molding processes, including reactive molding, microchip encapsulation, and more.

Multiple-barrel thermoplastics injection molding
Analyze and evaluate the use of multiple injection molding barrels to fill injection molded parts.

Fiber orientation
Assess the fiber orientation, shape, and structural properties of parts.

Mold cooling
Capture advanced cooling techniques and layouts, such as conformal cooling and transient heat calculations.

Reduce molding defects
Address molding defects early, and reduce potential defects such as air traps, short shots, core shifts, and more.

Defect visualization
Visualize defects such as weld lines and sink marks, and optimize the position of injection points and more.

Two-shot sequential overmolding
Simulate the process of 2 sequential injections or materials, and analyze the overmolding process.

Help predict and reduce optical performance issues, such as blurring or double images.

One-directional core shifts
Simulate one-directional core deflection on parts with inserts.

Export results to structural package
Transfer Moldflow data to Helius PFA projects to verify the structural performance of your part.

Design of experiments (DOE)
Use DOE analysis to determine which input variables, such as mold temperature and injection time, influence quality.

Parametric study
Optimize molding parameters to meet quality goals. Change molding parameters, then visualize the effects on the part.

Chemical blowing agents
Simulate chemical blowing agents to create plastic parts with an internal foam structure.

MuCell core back injection molding
Get stronger, lighter parts by combining microcellular foam injection molding with core back technology from Trexel.

Microcellular injection molding
Analyze microcellular injection molding with 3D meshes. Includes constant density and fitted classical nucleation models.

Gas-assisted injection molding
Optimize gas channel shape and penetration. Improve the location of injection positions, delay time, and more.

Lightweight manufacturing validation
Check lightweight component processes, and ensure that parts meet dimensional and functional specifications.

Compression and injection compression molding
Mold and create parts for specific applications that conventional injection molding can’t address.

Orthotropic part inserts
Simulate continuous fiber inserts made from composite materials or wood, and analyze any overmolded part defects.

Bi-injection molding simulation
Inject 2 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, the tool, lead frame, and wires.

Flexible cloud solving options
Run multiple simulations in the cloud simultaneously, while you continue to work on other tasks on your computer.

Analysis reports
Easily share your Moldflow analysis results with template reports in HTML, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.

Usability improvements
Improvements include customizable ribbons, synchronization of clipping panes in locked windows, and more.

Improved results interpretation
New plots provide more insight into simulation results, including cavity weight, initial bending moment, and others.

Meshing productivity
Create, repair, and refine meshes with tools for mesh selection and node previews during remeshing.

Material databases
Databases include 9,500+ plastics for injection molding and parameters such as coolants and injection molding machines.

Application Programming Interface (API)
API automation tools let you create custom scripts with no programming experience.

Direct geometry editing
Directly edit properties like wall thickness or feature positions, and try multiple combinations.

Cooling for overmolding
Cooling analysis has been extended to gas-assisted injection molding and two-shot overmolding.

3D resin transfer molding (RTM)
Designate parts of the mold that have fiber mats, and define the properties of resin permeability.

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Runner balancing
Runner balancing ensures that all the cavities of a mold fill at the same time and with evenly distributed pressure.

Part tolerance, shrinkage, and warpage
Analyze part warpage, and evaluate potential design issues for optimal part quality.

Effective mold modeling and cooling
Automatically generate cooling channels, add multiple cooling planes, or manually model the cooling circuits.

Adviser for the designer
Analyze and evaluate concepts to see the impact of design choices early in the development process.



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