Accurate material properties data is critical to achieving accurate simulation results.
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow provides a searchable database containing information about the properties of more than 8,000 different plastics. Material testing and data-fitting services can characterize specific grades or blends that are not currently available.
A personal database, which is accessed from the Tools tab, is an efficent way of locating frequently used or modified material data.
The material that you select for an analysis impacts heavily on the analysis results. By default, a generic polypropylene is used for a thermoplastic analysis.
Material properties have a significant impact on an analysis, but sometimes the material you want to use is not available in the public Autodesk Simulation Moldflow database. When this happens, there are alternative methods of obtaining suitable material parameters for use in an analysis.
Material properties can affect the quality of an analysis. Customized material property values can be saved for use in all studies and projects.
Legacy material data using either the *.asc or *.udb format can still be used in the current study.