Valve gate cascade molding simulation integrated into Moldflow


Italian hot runner specialist HRSflow (San Polo di Piave) has developed a solution in collaboration with Autodesk (San Rafael, CA) to simulate the gradual opening and closing of its FLEXflow valve gate nozzles with Autodesk Moldflow, thus predicting pressure reduction and the associated clamping force reduction.

In addition, users will now be able to determine opening strokes (valve positions), opening and closing times, and opening and closing speeds of FLEXflow valve gate nozzles based on Moldflow filling analysis. The data can subsequently be employed as initial basic settings for the HRSflow control unit, which reportedly significantly facilitates first part validation. The new function will be available for Moldflow users starting from spring 2015.

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