Autodesk Moldflow – Plastic injection and compression mold simulation

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


Moldflow features - Simulation tools for plastic injection molding

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

Part optimization studies - Use automated design of experiments, including model geometry parameters, to determine the best design using cloud or local solving

3D resin transfer molding (RTM) - Predict the resin-filling pattern for RTM and areas where resin didn’t impregnate the fiber mat to determine product quality

Access to cloud analysis - Run multiple analyses in the cloud, and quickly solve larger analyses without compromising your local resource capacity

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

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

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

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

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