The Gate Region Locator algorithm determines and recommends suitable injection locations based on criteria such as the part geometry, flow resistance, thickness, and molding feasibility. The Gate Region Locator algorithm produces the Gate Location Analysis result.
If there is no existing injection location, the algorithm considers all the criterion to recommend an optimal position for an injection location. If there is an existing injection location, then the algorithm looks for the next best injection location that will achieve balanced filling so that areas filled from each gate fill at the same time.
The locations that rate highest are identified by the color blue for Best locations, and the unsuitable locations are identified by the color red for Worst locations.
The algorithm determines whether it is possible to produce a part if the part is gated at this location. This is the major component in the Gate Region Locator algorithm. If the part cannot be produced from an investigated location, the location appears in red; otherwise, all other components are factored into the result.
Lower injection pressure usually produces lower shear rate and shear stress levels, or lower clamp force requirements.
The algorithm determines whether it is possible to pack the part effectively when gating at this location
Important: Although a Gate Location analysis using the Gate Region Locator algorithm will find the most suitable injection location, do not base part design solely on the Gate location results: always run a full analysis.