There is a vast range of materials that can be used to produce a plastic part, each contributing different qualities to the final product. To achieve the most accurate analysis results, it is important that the material you select for the simulation is similar to the actual material you have chosen for the part.
Accurate material properties data is critical to achieving accurate simulation results. Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs offers material testing and data fitting services to support the material databases for Autodesk Simulation Moldflow software.
Plastics are assigned to different families, based on various properties, such as crystallinity, reaction to heat and their chemical composition.
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow provides a variety of databases for you to select materials from. These databases include materials for parts, molds, and more.
Predicting how a molten material flows in a mold, can be very complex. There are several models that have been developed to help with this prediction, which vary in the dependencies they consider and the molding process they address.
Accurate material properties data is critical to achieving accurate simulation results.