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Mold Flow Simulation Analysis for Custom Molding

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Mar 24, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The Davies Molding engineering team utilizes mold flow analysis software to create tooling for new custom molding projects.  Mold flow analysis simulates the flow of plastic into the mold cavity during the injection molding process.  It provides a qualitative analysis of the quality of the part that will be produced.

Mold flow analysis can predict if changes will be needed with the wall thickness, gate location, material or part geometry.  Combined with 3D printing, it's faster and less expensive to perform a mold flow analysis than making physical prototypes to test.  The analysis is especially useful for parts that will require plating, as knit line locations are important to know.

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Mold flow analysis benefits include:

  • Eliminate costly re-work
  • Improve part quality
  • Accelerate time product reaches the market
  • Troubleshooting steps and practical design advice to help diagnose and avoid potential problems

Davies Molding custom part process

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Learn more about our engineering capabilities by visiting http://www.daviesmolding.com/Pages/Company/Capabilities.aspx or email us at info@daviesmolding.com

 

Topics: Custom Molding