Moldex3D is the world leading CAE product for the plastics injection moulding industry. With the best-in-class analysis technology, Moldex3D can help you simulate the widest application range of injection moulding processes to optimise product design and manufacturability, shorten time-to-market, and maximise product ROI.
Moldex3D brings true 3D simulation and visualisation technology to injection moulding analysis, with instant connection to mainstream CAD systems and a flexible simulation-driven design platform. It offers high resolution automatic 3D meshing together with efficient parallel processing.
Predict upfront more than 85% of common manufacturing problems, such as short shot, flow imbalance, air trap, or hesitation. It greatly improves part quality, structure, and appearance.
- Reduce the number of tool trials
- Shorten time to market
- Reduce cycle time and scrap rate
- Reduce tool trials cost of electricity, time and manpower
- Reduce manufacturing cost, increase margin rate, increase revenue and ROI
- Extend mould life
Wilde Analysis is a certified Moldex3D channel partner and has used plastic injection moulding simulation software for consulting for over 20 years. Our combined software, training and consulting solutions enable you to incorporate simulation into your design and development processes efficiently, with expert support and mentoring from our experienced and friendly technical services team. See how Moldex3D compares with against other mould flow analysis tools with an independent analysis report.
The interactive interface, which facilitates the part and mould modelling and provides auto meshing technology, enables users to have efficient model preparation and also allows to work in CAD environment with no need for advanced CAD knowledge. The accurate 3D model allows you to obtain product insights, visualise flow and thermal properties, and optimise processes before physical parts are built. Moldex3D eDesign helps companies to design products with quality, reduce development costs, and shorten time to market.
- Automatic 3D meshing systems
- Fast and easy model preparation with melt delivery and cooling systems
- 3D numerical simulation solutions bring real-world performance
- Figures and animations results enhance communication
Features Model a part with complete runner and cooling systems within a few clicks. The pre-processor Designer provides an interactive interface for users to build their parts with ease. Wizard tools guide you through steps of developing melt delivery system including sprues, runners, and gates, and building coolant channels and mould base, with automated error detection. The auto meshing tools simplify the model preparation and allow designers to validate designs efficiently. Perform 3D numerical analyses with accuracy. The powerful 3D solution tackles complex injection moulded parts with high reliability. Designers are able to obtain the in-depth appearance and detect potential defects from comprehensive analyses. The Material Database and Process Wizard allow users to easily iterate on design changes and optimise their processes in early stages. Generate reports automatically and present results in multiple ways. Post-processing tools enable users to demonstrate the moulding process and product properties with real-time contours, graphs and animations. From the automatic report generator, you can benefit from quick reports and efficient communication. Moldex3D brings you confidence in your design and helps you in successful decision making.
On top of eDesign Package, Moldex3D Professional Package offers all types of design tools for simulation. Users are able to obtain product insights and properties, and further to optimize processes before physical parts are built. Professional Solution Package is added with 3D Coolant CFD to fulfil requirements for RHCM and Conformal Cooling analysis to bring more benefits and value to users. Designer BLM module with Non-Matching mesh technology is also added into the preprocessing interface to facilitate the part and mould modelling, and auto meshing technology enables users to work in CAD with no need for advanced CAD knowledge. Moldex3D Professional Package helps companies to enhance design reliability, reduce development costs, and shorten time to market.
- Simple ways to build all kinds of models.
- Automatic eDesign meshing technology for 3D modelling
- Designer BLM with Non-Matching mesh topology technology
- Simulation results with figures and animations for more communication
Features Create a part with complete runner and cooling system within few clicks. The 3D model pre-processor, Designer, provides an automatic interface for users to build their parts with ease. Wizard tools guide you through steps of creating melt deliver systems, cooling channels and mould base, with automated issue advisor. The pre-processors simplify the model creation and allow designers to validate designs efficiently. Perform 3D numerical analyses with accuracy. 3D solvers tackle complex injection-moulded parts with confidence and efficiency. Designers are able to obtain in-depth knowledge and detect potential defects from comprehensive analyses. The Material Database and Process Wizard assist users to easily iterate on design revisions and optimize their processes in early stages. Generate reports automatically and present results in customised ways. Post-processing tools enable users to demonstrate the moulding process and product properties with real-time contours, graphs and animation. From the automatic report generator, it benefits from quick reports and efficient communication. Moldex3D brings users design reliability and helps in successful decision making.
Moldex3D Advanced Package offers all users, from product and mould designers to advanced CAE experts, the ability to obtain the details of all types of designs, from thin-wall moulded parts to complex models with fine features. Advanced Solution Package provides 3D Coolant CFD to fulfil RHCM and Conformal Cooling requirements to bring more benefits and value to users. Designer BLM module with Non-Matching mesh technology is also added to the preprocessing interface to facilitate the part and mould creation and auto meshing technology enable users to work in CAD with no need for advanced CAD knowledge. In addition, the diversity and robustness of elements ensure the fidelity of solutions. Combining the advantages of 2.5D and 3D modelling, Moldex3D Advanced Package ensures the accurate and efficient performance of every design. Users are able to obtain product insights and properties, and further to optimise processes before physical parts are built. Moldex3D Advanced Package helps companies to design products with confidence, reduce development costs, and shorten time to market.
- Moldex3D Advanced Solution Package 001
- Combining the advantage of both 2.5D and 3D modelling, efficient and accurate solutions are achieved
- Automatic eDesign meshing technology supported
- Automatic BLM with Non-Matching mesh topology technology supported
- Interactive 3D meshing supports high fidelity Boundary Layer Mesh (BLM), hybrid mesh, and versatile element types
- Results with figures and animations enhance communication
Build all kinds of models with complete runner and cooling systems.
Moldex3D Advanced Package provides a variety of meshing tools to build 2.5 D and 3D models that are precise and efficient. For conventional injection moulded parts with a big surface area and shell-like characteristics, Moldex3D Advanced Package provides meshing tools to build 2.5D mid-plane (shell) models that are fast and robust to solve. The 3D eDesign meshing provides an automatic workflow for users to build their parts with ease. Auto wizards guide you through steps of creating melt deliver systems, coolant channels and mould bases, with automated error detection. Additionally, the robustness of various solid elements allows users to observe the detailed information of particular areas, including designing fine features and flow behaviour around gates and corners. The pre-processors amplify the power of injection moulding simulation, simplify the model creation and enable plastics engineers to innovate efficiently. Moldex Product Matrix Chart (PDF) >>
Plastic Chip Encapsulation is a moulding process where chips are being capsulated with Epoxy Molding Compound (EMC) to prevent physical damage or corrosion. This process contains the interconnection between microchips and other electronics (so-called wire bonding), curing phenomenon of thermoset material, and various control management of process conditions. Due to the complexity of multiple material components, such as EMC, chip, or lead frame, and high wire density, many challenges and uncertainty have been brought to the Chip Encapsulation process. Common defects include incomplete fill, air traps, voids, wire sweep, paddle shift, package warpage, etc. Moldex3D IC Packaging provides a complete series of moulding solutions and supports comprehensive solutions such as: Transfer Molding, Molded Underfill, Capillary Underfill (CUF), Compression Molding, Embedded Wafer Level Package (EMWLP), and No Flow Underfill (NFU) / Non Conductive Paste (NCP). Auto meshing function supports for a user to complete encapsulation analysis more easily. Users also can adopt advanced manual meshing for a more complex component like an undercut-shaped lead frame. Moldex3D IC Packaging helps designers to fully analyse the chip encapsulation process from filling, curing, cooling, to advanced manufacturing demands, such as filler concentration, underfill encapsulation, post-moulding curing, stress distribution, or structural evaluation. Significant moulding problems can be predicted and solved upfront, which helps engineers enhance chip quality and prevent potential defects more efficiently. The accurate simulation also helps design optimisation and well cost management. Moldex3D IC Packaging Product Portfolio and Features (PDF) >>
Moldex3D Viewer is a comprehensive communication platform that enables users to visualise Moldex3D’s analysis results easily and quickly. Users now can export various analysis results from Moldex3D Project as a compact RSV file, then importing it into Viewer. It supports eDesign, Solid, and Shell projects. Moldex3D Viewer offers a comprehensive communication platform that helps users to enhance the efficiency of design verification and optimisation. It is more convenient for cross-departmental discussion and collaboration. Users can view pros and cons of all simulations and share more specific identification with their collaborative teams, such as part designers, mould makers, tooling engineers, partners, or customers worldwide. It also improves overall productivity and strengthens enterprise competitiveness. Features
- Visualise analysis results eDesign, Solid, and Shell models in RSV exported from Moldex3D Project
- Allow customising result export items for analysis collaboration and lightening file size
- Support multi-run result display and synchronous results comparison
- Provide the grouped tree views to organise different of results
- Provide dynamic view manipulation
- Support to generate result animations
- Users can change the look and feel of Moldex3D Viewer according to their personal preference
|Portable RSV File Format. Moldex3D RSV (Results for Viewer) is an exclusive file format which Moldex3D Viewer can read. It contains all the user-specified analysis results exported from Moldex3D Project. It also contains topology and geometry information of a model. Users can easily share this compact file with their companies or customers.|
|User-defined Display Result Items. Users can decide which analysis result item will be visualised in Moldex3D Viewer, then export selected items as a RSV file from Moldex3D Project. It allows users to output the results they are interested in, which also highly lightens file size.|
|Clipping and Slicing. Clipping and slicing functions help users observe inner temperature variations and check heat accumulation areas inside the mould cavity. Clipping and slicing planes are allowed to move along with the axis or in any direction. The planes also can be rotated freely.|
|Dynamic Iso-surfaces. Users can define single or multiple iso-surfaces of a result using a constant value, such as pressure, temperature, or velocity. They also can change the iso-values in the Properties page. It helps users to evaluate analysis results for specific cases and predict the effects, such as warpage, deformation, sink mark, hesitation, etc.|
|Scalable Deformation Values. Moldex3D Viewer supports to define scale factors and generate a deformation animation. It allows users to switch on/off the deformation result in X, Y, and Z direction. Therefore, users can clearly observe the deformation tendency for part design.|
|SYNC brings a simulation-driven design environment. With its powerful analysis capabilities fully embedded in mainstream CAD software, CAD users can synchronise design changes and quickly validate plastic designs.||CADdoctor enables multi-CAD data exchange, geometry simplification and verification, quality check, etc. CADdoctor helps users check and heal poor-quality BLM geometry, which will enhance mesh quality and analysis accuracy.|
Fibre Reinforced Plastics
|Fibre visualises fibre orientation and calculates process-induced anisotropic thermo-mechanical properties for long and short fibre-reinforced plastics. Users can predict warpage distribution and evaluate part strength.||Stress provides stress distribution for parts and part inserts. Users can set boundary conditions, such as stress or force, to evaluate the structure quality of plastics and predict potential breakage or deformation.||FEA Interface provides a series of FEA Interface modules integrated with industry leading structural software, including ABAQUS, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, Marc, Nastran, and Radioss. Users can export Fibre and Stress analysis results to calculate further structural performance.|
|Digimat-RP help users to correctly design their fibre reinforced plastic parts. Users can quickly get an accurate material model of reinforced plastics and apply to FEA model for structure analysis with a streamline workflow.||Micromechanics Interface (MMI) visualises fibre orientation and calculates process-induced anisotropic thermo-mechanical properties for long and short fibre-reinforced plastics. Users can predict warpage distribution and evaluate part strength.|
|Advanced Hot Runner visualises the filling pattern and temperature distribution of hot runners and mould base. Users can evaluate the heating efficiency and uniformity to optimise hot runner design.||3D Coolant CFD simulates the water flow in 3D cooling channels designed inside the cavity. Users can visualise the streamline direction and predict hot areas to improve the heat transfer, enhance part quality, and shorten cycle time.|
|Optics analyses flow- or thermally-induced optical performance of plastics, including birefringence, retardation, fringed orders, and fringed patterns. Moreover, the integration with CODE V provides a non-uniform refractive index prediction.||Viscoelasticity (VE) calculates viscosity and elasticity variations of plastic materials under different temperature conditions. Users can evaluate the effects on molecular orientation, residual stress, warpage, and optical properties.|
DOE & Optimisation
|Expert helps users evaluate the optimal process conditions, such as packing time, cooling time, or mould temperature. Moldex3D Expert creates analysis variations and provides graphical summaries automatically.|
Special Molding Processes
|Compression Moulding (CM) simulates the compression moulding process in which the polymer is squeezed into a preheated mould cavity. Moldex3D helps users check potential defects resulted from heat and pressure, decide appropriate materials, and optimise process conditions.||Injection Compression Moulding (ICM) Simulates the injection compression moulding process, generally applied to thin and flat plastics, such as light guide plates or compact discs. Users can observe the compression process over time in cavity and evaluate material properties and process conditions.||Powder Injection Moulding (PIM) visualises metal or ceramic moulding process. Users can observe the fluid flow behaviour of the feedstock, consisting of powder and binder, and predict potential defects. You also can evaluate the effects of shear rate and optimise process conditions.||Gas-Assisted Injection Moulding (GAIM) visualises the melt flow behaviour when gas is injected into the mould cavity through the melt entrance or other specific gas entrance. Users can predict typical GAIM issues, such as fingering effect, blow-through, or corner effect.|
|Water-Assisted Injection Moulding (WAIM) visualises the dynamics of water-assisted injection moulding process for hollow plastics. With the visualisation of fluid penetration behaviour inside the mould cavity, users can define the overflow region and optimise process conditions||Co-Injection Moulding visualises the sequential injection moulding process of skin and core plastic materials. Users can decide plastic material pair to optimise the combination of two material properties. You also can predict potential breakthrough on part surface.||Bi-Injection Moulding visualises the moulding process of two materials being injected independently into a mould cavity. Users can define the material type, set independent filling and packing parameters for each material, and observe the flow rate variation from two melt entrances.||Foam Injection Moulding simulates the nucleation and growth of microcellular bubbles when the melt flow is injected into a mould cavity. Moldex3D Foam Injection Molding helps users determine optimal processing parameters to eliminate potential defects and warpage problem.|
|Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) utilise non-isothermal 3D analysis and visualise flow behaviours for various applications. Users can verify the influence of changing fibre mat type and orientation.||PU Chemical Foaming Chemical Foaming Moulding (CFM) is a moulding process that full-fill the cavity with gas produced by chemical reactions.|
CAE Professional Assistant
|iSLM iSLM is an intelligent simulation lifecycle management system that helps CAE expertise to overcome these challenges. iSLM is a web-based system that enables multiple teams to access and easily find the correct data for solving specific issues that induced by the manufacturing process.||ScrewPlus provides a prediction on melt volume and temperature distribution with the process-induced effect in the screw and barrel. Moldex3D ScrewPlus helps users evaluate the screw performance and improve flow analysis accuracy.|
Moldex3D IC Package Add-ons
|Compression Moulding simulates the compression moulding process in which the polymer is squeezed into a preheated mould cavity. Moldex3D helps users check potential defects resulted from heat and pressure, decide appropriate materials, and optimise process conditions.||Underfill simulates the compression moulding process in which the polymer is squeezed into a preheated mould cavity. Moldex3D helps users check potential defects resulted from heat and pressure, decide appropriate materials, and optimise process conditions.|
|Post Mould Cure (PMC) Post Mold Cure is a significant process in IC Packaging industry. This process exposes part of a mould to elevated temperatures in order to speed up the curing process and to optimise some physical properties of the material.||Cadence Interface Moldex3D supports import Cadence 3di file. Designer could save the full model, including epoxy region, chips, leadframe, wire and solar ball, etc, as the 3di file. User could import the file directly and the geometries could be modified.|
Moldex3D 2020 is more than just a simulation software. With Moldex3D 2020, we introduce the technology to facilitate smart manufacturing, which is fundamental in reaching Industry 4.0. No matter what stage you are in, you can always find the key to the next manufacturing revolution with Moldex3D.
Moldex3D Mesh supports various mesh types, including 2D triangular and quadrilateral, 3D tetrahedral, prismatic, hexagonal, voxel (brick) and pyramid meshes. Several mainstream meshing methods are available in Moldex3D Mesh: pure triangle surface meshing, quadrilateral dominate surface meshing, pure tetra generation, boundary layer meshing, pure voxel meshing, hybrid meshing method and midplane mesh extraction. You can choose among them to create the mesh model depending on your specific simulation needs. Benefits
- A pre-processing tool with robust meshing technologies and different mesh elements to boost work efficiency in solid mesh preparation.
- Offer pure triangle surface meshing and quadrilateral dominate surface meshing
- Provide automatic tetra, boundary layer mesh, hybrid mesh, and voxel mesh generation
- Enable to generate very fine mesh for complicated 3D geometry.
- Provide auto-check and auto-fix tools to ensure the mesh quality for the accuracy of analysis.
- The mesh input/output formats that are supported by Moldex3D Mesh are as follows.
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