Injection Molding: New Source of Moldflow Training
RJG Inc. has added Moldflow training to its course roster.
RJG Inc., Traverse City, Mich., now offers online and in-plant training courses in Autodesk Moldflow simulation. Attendees learn to create digital prototypes, run analyses and interpret results. The course covers fill, pack, cooling and warpage analyses, evaluating an injection molded part for manufacturability, interpreting CAD geometry for runners and cooling lines, and learning how to evaluate simulation results to make sure they are reliable.
Individual courses cover Autodesk Moldflow Adviser, Autodesk Moldflow Insight Fundamentals, Moldflow Insight Advanced Flow, and Moldflow Insight Advanced Cool and Warp.
To deliver these courses, RJG hired an expert in the field. Ana Maria Marin has over 20 years of experience in plastics, specializing in simulation. She worked as an instructor at Autodesk Moldflow and is an Autodesk Authorized Trainer and RJG Qualified Trainer. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she has provided instruction to more than 1300 corporate customers.
The first classes began last month and more classes will be added in Gibsonville, N.C., in November.
It’s not just for successful mold filling and cooling. Simulation can help predict and overcome cosmetic defects in molded parts.
Mold-filling analysis is the right direction to go, but if you want to arrive at your destination—good parts and an efficient process—you’ll need to pay attention to all the details and select an experienced professional to do the analysis.
Keep an eye on the increasing prominence of so-called “3D” mold analysis. Two vendors of simulation software from Europe and Asia think it’s the best solution for a big proportion of injection molded parts. Established U.S. suppliers aren’t so sure. In any case, the capabilities of both 3D and standard 2.5D simulation are expanding rapidly.