The flow simulation will only be as good as the model you create. This section describes the tools that are available to assist in modeling, provides detailed instructions on how to perform various procedures, and highlights pitfalls to avoid in order to ensure that your model can be filled.
Injection molded parts often have small complex features so the construction of models is usually the most time-consuming aspect of model analysis.
The part is the plastic product you are modeling. You should optimize the modeling of the part, before you model the mold and the feed and cooling systems.
A mold is a series of machined steel plates containing a cavity or cavities into which molten plastic is injected at high pressure. When the plastic cools, it solidifies into the shape of the cavity defined by the steel plates.
The injection location represents the position where polymer is injected, enabling the software to simulate the flow pattern inside the mold cavity.
You can set default properties for the sprue, runners, gates and the modeling grid.
There are a number of factors to consider when designing the feed system, including the gate locations, the number of cavities, the shape of the runner system components, and flow balance.
The cooling circuit is comprised of the cooling channels, various components added to the cooling channels to facilitate cooling, and the coolant which flows through the system.