Moldflow 101 – Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight Fundamentals

Class Description
In this 4-day class, Participants will learn to become more efficient at creating digital prototypes, running analyses and interpreting the results of most of the analysis types available in the Basic package. Autodesk Moldflow is plastics simulation software used by designers, engineers and analysts to improve plastic parts designs, injection mold design and the injection molding process. Moldflow Insight allows users to take advantage of in-depth plastic molding simulation.

Course Benefits

  • Complete a Cool, Fill + Pack + Warp analysis.
  • Step through the general process for analysis projects.
  • Use flow charts to discuss optimization of filling, packing, and warpage of a part.
  • Gate placement guidelines and gate location analysis.
  • Conducting and interpreting a molding window analysis.
  • Types, manipulation, and interpretation of results.
  • Working with runners (designs, modeling, and balancing)
  • Procedures to set a packing profile.
  • Using Autodesk Moldflow Communicator.
  • Creating HTML, PowerPoint, and Word based reports of an analysis.
  • Creating part models, feed systems, and cooling channels. 

Suggested Prerequisites
Prior mold analysis experience is not necessary. A working knowledge of your computer software is recommended.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Synergy
  • Quick Cool-Fill-Pack-Warp Analysis
  • Analysis Workflow
  • Model Requirements
  • Model Translation and Cleanup
  • Gate Placement
  • Molding Window Analysis
  • Results Interpretation
  • Gate & Runner Design
  • Basic Packing
  • Flow Analysis Process Settings
  • Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Communicator
  • Guided Projects

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