The Molding Window result shows the optimum mold and melt temperatures and the injection time required to produce an acceptable part for a specific material within the constraints of the mold design.
This result is the same as the Zone (molding window) result in Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser
This result is generated by the Molding Window analysis and shows the following three colored zones:
- Green represents the preferred molding window
- Yellow represents a feasible molding window
- Red indicates there is no feasible molding window.
Using this result
- Green–the preferred molding window
If you use the process settings represented by a green area, there is a higher chance the part will mold well.
If the molding window includes a green area but it is very narrow, try to improve it. A narrow green area indicates that if the processing conditions vary, even by a small amount, the part may be unsatisfactory. When parts are being made, it is likely that some variation in conditions will occur so try to ensure that the molding window is robust, that is, it has a fairly wide green area.
- Yellow–a feasible molding window
If you use the process settings represented by a yellow area, you will probably be able to mold the part, but its quality may not be high.
An all-yellow molding window indicates that there is no particularly good combination of process settings for this part with this injection location and material. Depending on how strict the quality requirement for the part is, you may need to move or add another injection location, change the material, or change the part geometry.
Note If the Molding window result indicates that a preferred molding window does not exist, a feasible molding window may still be possible.
- Red–no feasible molding window
An all-red molding window indicates that there is no good combination of process settings for this part, with this injection location and material. You must move or add another injection location, change the material or change the part geometry.
Things to look for
Review other analysis results and look for defects that will help you choose new or different injection locations.
NoteThe predicted process settings might result in molding or quality problems even after a Molding Window analysis has been performed. This is because the Molding Window analysis provides only a quick, preparatory suggestion, which is not intended to replace a full analysis.