Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight Ultimate 2016 is a software package that allows engineers, analysts, and mold designers to simulate the plastic injection molding and compression molding processes. It helps them to optimize the material selection, process settings, cooling efficiency, and feed system design to reduce the risk of poor quality and defects in the molded parts.
The software has three main components: Autodesk Moldflow Adviser, Autodesk Moldflow Insight, and Autodesk Moldflow Flex. Each component has different features and capabilities to suit different needs and workflows.
Autodesk Moldflow Adviser
Autodesk Moldflow Adviser is a tool that provides fast and easy-to-use guidance for plastic part design, mold design, and injection molding process optimization. It helps users to evaluate the manufacturability of their parts and molds, identify potential problems, and suggest solutions. It also provides interactive feedback and reports to help users communicate their design decisions and results to stakeholders.
Some of the features of Autodesk Moldflow Adviser are:
Design optimization: Users can compare different design scenarios and evaluate their impact on part quality, cost, and performance.
Material selection: Users can choose from a database of over 9,000 thermoplastic and thermoset materials, or create their own custom materials.
Process optimization: Users can optimize the injection molding process parameters such as injection pressure, temperature, cycle time, and clamping force.
Cooling analysis: Users can analyze the cooling system design and performance, and identify hot spots, warpage, and shrinkage issues.
Runner and gate design: Users can design and optimize the feed system layout and size, and evaluate the effect of gate location, type, and size on part quality.
Part quality prediction: Users can predict the occurrence of common defects such as weld lines, air traps, sink marks, short shots, flash, etc.
Autodesk Moldflow Insight
Autodesk Moldflow Insight is a tool that provides advanced simulation capabilities for in-depth analysis of plastic part and mold designs. It helps users to validate and optimize their designs before manufacturing, and to troubleshoot existing production issues. It also provides detailed reports and visualization tools to help users understand and communicate their analysis results.
Some of the features of Autodesk Moldflow Insight are:
3D meshing: Users can create high-quality 3D meshes for complex geometries and thin-walled parts.
Dual domain solver: Users can use a hybrid solver that combines the advantages of 3D midplane and 3D solid meshing techniques.
Fiber orientation: Users can simulate the effect of fiber orientation on part stiffness, strength, shrinkage, warpage, etc.
Mold deformation: Users can account for the deformation of the mold due to thermal expansion, clamping force, injection pressure, etc.
Mold temperature control: Users can model different types of cooling channels such as baffles, bubblers, conformal cooling, etc.
Gas-assisted injection molding: Users can simulate the gas injection process and its effect on part quality and cycle time.
Micromolding: Users can simulate the molding of micro-sized parts with high accuracy and resolution.
Compression molding: Users can simulate the compression molding process for thermoset materials such as SMC, BMC, etc.
Autodesk Moldflow Flex
Autodesk Moldflow Flex is a cloud-based service that allows users to access Autodesk Moldflow Adviser and Autodesk Moldflow Insight from any device with an internet connection. It helps users to collaborate with their team members and clients across different locations and platforms. It also provides flexible licensing options that suit different project needs and budgets.
Some of the benefits of Autodesk Moldflow Flex are:
Accessibility: Users can run simulations from any device, anywhere, anytime.
Scalability: Users can scale up or down their simulation capacity according to their project demands.
Security: Users can store and share their data securely on the cloud.
Cost-effectiveness: Users can pay only for what they use, and avoid upfront hardware and software costs.
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight Ultimate 2016 is a comprehensive software package that enables users to simulate and optimize the plastic injection molding and compression molding processes. It consists of three main components: Autodesk Moldflow Adviser, Autodesk Moldflow Insight, and Autodesk Moldflow Flex. Each component has different features and capabilities to suit different needs and workflows. Users can download the software from the official website of Autodesk, or purchase it from authorized resellers.