As one of the first simulation tools for the injection molding process, the software Moldflow was commercially available.
The company with the same name as the software was founded 1978 by Colin Austin in Melbourne, Australia.
The first calculations where done using simple formulas on plates and cylinders. Soon, the use of FEM technologies and the computation on a midplane model followed.
Based on that, the part adviser, fusion or dual domain technology was developed and implemented in the simulation. Consequently, the simulation technology was further developed into a full 3D approach covering the simulation of the injection molding process as well as all related processes.
Autodesk acquired Moldflow in the year 2008. Since then, the software is known as Autodesk Moldflow.

Moldflow in Plastic Industry

Simulation: Model shown in the free viewer of the Autodesk Moldflow software.

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