Moldex3D is a sophisticated software program that simulates the plastics injection molding process. The viewer can easily see:
- how the material fills the mold,
- how the gate freezes off during the packing phase,
- what happens as the material cools,
- the direction and magnitude of part warpage,
- and more.
Part drawings are uploaded to the Moldex3D program and an animation is created to identify success and failures of the mold/part creation process. If a problem is identified, the mold drawings can be adjusted and the software can run the process again to see if the problems have been corrected.
Moldex3D is the world leading CAE product for the plastic injection molding industry.
SolidWorks is a powerful software program that allows the Polymers Center to manipulate part drawings. With this program, if a drawing needs adjusting, we are able to do that on the spot. We are also able to extract valuable information, such as a solid part drawing from a mold cavity. Additionally, Solidworks allows us to manipulate current mold drawings including part, runner and cooling lines – or we can create completely new drawings.
With SolidWorks, the Polymers Center is able to help customers even more because we can show how changing the mold will ultimately affect the part.