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Plastic injection moulding

Plastic injection moulding

Plastic injection moulding is a manufacturing process for producing parts from plastic materials and is widely used for a variety of parts, from the smallest component to entire body panels for vehicles.

After a plastic product is designed, usually by an industrial designer or an engineer, injection moulds are made by a mould maker (or tool maker) from metal, usually either steel or aluminium and precision-machined to form the features of the desired part.

Plastic is then fed into a heated barrel, mixed and injected into a mould cavity where it cools and hardens to the shape of the injection mould.

Plastic injection moulding design and simulation

With the use of plastic parts on the rise in almost every industry, combined with growing pressure to reduce costs and cut time to market, the need for plastic injection moulding simulation tools that provide deep insight into the plastic injection moulding process has never been greater.

The Autodesk Simulation family of products delivers a comprehensive set of simulation software tools that are easy to integrate into each phase of the product development process. From mechanical stress, vibration and motion to computational fluid dynamics, plastic injection moulding and multiphysics, simulation software from Autodesk provides a fast, accurate and innovative approach to solving your most challenging design problems.

Autodesk is dedicated to providing a wide range of plastic injection moulding simulation tools to help CAE analysts, designers, engineers, mould makers and moulding professionals create more accurate digital prototypes and bring better products to market at less cost.

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Plastic injection moulding simulation software

Plastic injection molding simulation software for FEA

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Helius PFA software

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Helius Composite software

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Predict the behaviour of composite materials, laminates and simple structures.

Inventor mechanical design and 3D CAD software for FEA

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Simulation Mechanical software for FEA

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Plastic injection moulding software for students

Now you can push the boundaries of plastic injection moulding simulation with Autodesk software. Download the same, full version software that more than 9 million designers, engineers and digital artists are using, including Autodesk Inventor Professional, Autodesk Moldflow Advisor Ultimate, Autodesk Helius Composite and Autodesk Helius PFA software.