PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING

Rapid and cost-effective process modeling solutions

Plastic Injection Molding Simulation

Plastic injection molding simulation is a crucial process in the design and manufacturing of plastic parts. It involves using specialized software to predict and analyze various aspects of the injection molding process.

Simulating the plastic injection molding process reduces the need for costly physical prototypes, avoids potential manufacturing defects and helps deliver innovative products to market faster. We provide rapid and cost-effective process modeling solutions to design companies, injection molders and toolmakers.

As a Moldex3D value-added reseller, we supply the automotive, medical, consumer, packaging and other industries involved in designing and/or manufacturing plastic products with leading simulation software. In addition, we can model plastic blow molding and extrusion manufacturing operations through complementary ANSYS Polyflow simulation tools.

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Design for Manufacture

Together with our Structural Analysis capabilities, we help ensure that any plastic component is Designed for Manufacture, balancing product performance in terms of strength, rigidity and fatigue life with minimum cost production. For fibre-reinforced plastics, our software can incorporate inhomogneous and directional material properties developed during the molding process within design simulation studies of parts.

Plastic Packaging and Extrusion Simulation

Numerous challenges exist when designing plastic packaging or extrusion for industrial or consumer product applications. Our Ansys-based solutions enable you to virtual prototype both your design and your selected manufacturing processes.

We provide a complete multiphysics capability to cover all aspects of packaging design, including blow moulding, thermoforming and extrusion polymer processes.

  • Ansys Polyflow allows engineers to optimise material distribution — to ensure the absence of weak spots — by simulating the manufacturing process.
  • Design geometry (including local material thicknesses) can easily be transferred for structural analysis within Ansys Mechanical to ensure that the product will withstand normal stress and strain.
  • Design geometry can also be assessed using Ansys CFD to predict the behavior of the container and liquid, including liquid filling and dispensing simulations.
  • ‘What-if’ and optimisation studies can be undertaken using a parametised model.
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Industry challenges addressed by simulation

Material costs have to be minimized

  • Even saving a tenth of a percent per package can lead to large raw material costs savings.

Packaging must be structurally sound and resist different structural constraints

  • Subject to loading such as stacking-up during transport, quizzing of the packages by consumers and dropping accidents.

The filling process must be optimized

  • To minimise both filling time and the amount of gas captured.

Dispensing the liquid must be a positive experience for the customers

  • The right amount of squeezing for the right amount of product dispensed.

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