Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs
Overview: Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs
Rely on Autodesk® Moldflow® Plastics Labs for state-of-the-art plastic material testing services, expert data fitting services, and the most extensive material databases for Autodesk Moldflow injection molding simulation software products.
The Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs offer a range of test methods, including capillary rheology and injection molding rheology. For some materials, capillary rheology and injection molding rheology will produce comparable results. However, for others, the melt preparation method significantly affects the polymer behavior and measured properties. Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs have developed a state-of-the-art injection molding rheometer to test materials affected by the melt preparation method. As a result, the data yields more accurate simulation results than data obtained by other standard rheology techniques.
Confidence in simulation results comes from knowing that the material data you use will result in accurate analysis predictions. The Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs perform multiple injection molding trials and compare analysis predictions with in-mold performance.
Theoretical models cannot account for all the effects of processing conditions on material behavior. Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs perform up to 28 different injection molding trials to quantify and model the effects of processing conditions on shrinkage behavior. Molding experiments are conducted over a range of part thicknesses, melt temperatures, mold temperatures, and filling and packing profiles. We measure actual part shrinkage and fit Corrected Residual In-Mold Stress (CRIMS) and strain models to the data, providing superior shrinkage prediction accuracy.
Sample Drying and Moisture Analysis
The moisture in a given test sample significantly affects plastic melt behavior and the resultant measured properties. The Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs dry material test samples using the same hopper dryers found in production molding environments around the world. This method provides for more uniform and predictable material drying than standard laboratory ovens. Prior to testing, we confirm a sample moisture level by means of a Karl Fisher moisture analysis.
Data Fitting Services
Making the best use of material data for Autodesk Moldflow software applications requires experienced data fitting and proper file formats. If you have material data or your own testing equipment, Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs can provide you with data conversion and fitting services.
Autodesk Moldflow Database Support
Resin suppliers and compounders can ensure that material properties for their grades are available to Autodesk Moldflow software users. Our databases are the largest compilation of advanced data for plastics processing simulation. Data fitting and data review services are available free of charge on datasets that are to be included in our public databases.
Contact Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs
Email the Autodesk Moldflow Plastics Labs or our data fitting service.
259-261 Colchester Road
Kilsyth, Victoria 3137
2353 North Triphammer Road
Ithaca, New York 14850