Moldflow Insight Essentials

Essentials Course Overview

Course Description

In this course, students will learn features, functionalities and workflows in Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight through hands-on exercises. Students learn how to become more efficient in creating digital prototypes, running analysis and interpreting results of most analysis types available in Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight.

Course Duration

4 Days.


To guide and teach students skills in performing FEA analysis and understanding analysis results using Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight.

What Will You Learn?

  • Navigate and use the interface.
  • Meshing workflow.
  • Fee system and cooling system design and modeling.
  • How to complete cool, flow and warp analysis.
  • How to evaluate your simulation results.
  • How to generate reports.

Who Should Attend?

New user of Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight. Prior mold analysis experience is not necessary

Course Outline

✚ User Interface
  • Learn how to navigate and use interface (Synergy)

✚ Analysis Workflow
  • Learn Moldflow design Philosophy and procedures
  • Use flow charts to discuss optimization of filling, packing and warpage of a part

✚ Model Requirements
  • Discuss mesh characteristics necessary
  • Discuss mesh errors and density requirement

✚ Model Translation & Cleanup
  • Learn to import, mesh and repair mesh
  • Use local refinement and meshing options

✚ Gate Placement
  • Discuss gate placement guidelines
  • Uses of the gate location analysis

✚ Molding Window Analysis
  • Learn the procedures to follow to complete molding window analysis
  • Learn to interpret molding window analysis result

✚ Results Interpretation
  • Discuss results types
  • Discuss results manipulation and interpretation

✚ Fill Analysis
  • Learn in detail the process settings for fill analysis

✚ Flow Leader & Deflector
  • Learn how to use flow leader and deflector to change flow pattern

✚ Gate & Runner Design
  • Describe typical gate and runner designs
  • Learn how to model gate and runner

✚ Basic Packing
  • Review of definition
  • Procedures to set packing profile
  • Review how to interpret results from packing analysis

✚ Cooling Overview
  • An overview of the importance of cooling
  • Review the basic concepts of cooling injection molds

✚ Modeling Cooling Components
  • Learn how to model various features in a cooling analysis

✚ Cooling Optimization
  • Solve cooling problem by modifying an existing cooling system with your design

✚ Using Valve Gate
  • Discuss valve gate control methods
  • Learn how to set up valve gate

✚ Warpage Overview
  • An overview of the causes of warpage and shrinkage models used in the simulation

✚ Design Influences on Warpage
  • An overview of the causes of warpage and shDiscuss the contributions to warpage with respect to part design, mold design, processing conditions and materialsrinkage models used in the simulation

✚ Warpage Analysis Process
  • Discuss the procedure for running a warpage analysis related to cooling, filling and packing

✚ Determine Magnitude of Warpage
  • Discuss the procedure for determining how much the part will warp

✚ Determine the Cause of Warpage
  • Discuss the procedurLearn how to determine if the major cause of warpage is differential cooling, differential shrinkage, orientation effects or corner effects for determining how much the part will warp

✚ Job Manager
  • Review of the job manager features and capabilities

✚ Creating Reports
  • Show ways to create reports
  • Discuss the different formats available

✚ Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Communicator
  • Review features and capability of ASMC
  • Review how to create MFR files in Synergy

✚ Database Management
  • Learn how to create personal databases

✚ Duplicating Actual Molding Process
  • Review steps to duplicate an actual molding process in Moldflow

✚ Fiber Flow Analysis
  • Describe the fiber orientation theory
  • Learn how to search for fiber filled material, set up fiber flow analysis and interpret results

✚ Multi-Cavity
  • Learn how to set up multi-cavity model
  • Discuss the use of occurrence number

✚ Family Tools
  • Learn how to analyze family tools including finding processing conditions, adding studies together and runner balancing

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