Keeping Up with Technology: Mold-filling Simulations for Manufacturers
Injection molding is one of the most common modern methods used for manufacturing parts. It’s a great technology for producing high volumes of parts, in a multitude of materials – metals (called die-casting), glasses, elastomers, and polymers. It’s simple, really – the heated material is forced into a mold that is shaped like the part you need. The material is cooled, hardens and…voila’… you have your part.
As simple as the process is, parts to be injection molded must be very carefully designed. The material used for the part, the desired shape and features of the part, the material of the mold, and the properties of the molding machine must all be considered.
That’s where mold-filling simulations come in.