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Any molder can prove that all the conditions and effects discussed in this chapter do indeed occur during the injection molding process. While this knowledge alone can somewhat improve quality, it is only with the use of Moldflow analysis during the initial design stage, with the mold designed moldflow design guide the optimum filling pattern, that these effects can be controlled and the full benefits obtained.

Flow technology is concerned with the behavior of plastics during the mold filling process.

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A plastic part's properties depend on how the part is molded. Two parts having identical dimensions and moldflow design guide from the same material but molded under different conditions will have different stress and shrinkage levels and will behave differently in the field, meaning that they are in practice two different parts.

The way the plastic flows into the mold is of paramount importance in determining moldflow design guide quality of the part. The process of filling the mold can be distinctly analyzed with the ability to predict pressure, temperature, and stress.

Moldflow Design Guide: A Resource for Plastics Engineers by Jay Shoemaker

This was investigated using a centrally gated mold shaped like a dinner plate with a thick rim around the outside as shown in Figure1. It was found that the injection molding process, although complex, could be divided into three phases we use the word phase to avoid confusion with injection stage, as used with programmed injection.

This is the filling phase. This phase lasts until the mold is just filled. When the mold is filled, the ram will slow down, but it still moves quite some distance because plastics are very compressible materials.

Although fluids are usually assumed to be incompressible, molten plastics have to be considered to be more like a gas. The compressibility of plastics can be observed by blocking off the nozzle and attempting to purge the barrel. The ram will jump forward when the pressure is moldflow design guide, but will spring back when the pressure is released.

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This can be seen in a moldflow design guide shot; the difference in volume between the molding and the cavity is due to this volumetric change. The ram moving forward to compensate for the volumetric change in the part is called the compensation phase.


After emptying the barrel of an injectionmolding machine, a small amount of red plastic was charged, followed by green plastic. Consider the closed mold with the plastic front just moldflow design guide to flow from the nozzle.

Moldflow Design Guide - . A Resource for Plastics Engineers

The plastic first fills the sprue and runner system, then enters moldflow design guide mold cavity itself, forming a small bubble of molten plastic. The skin of the plastic in contact with the cool mold freezes rapidly, while the central core remains molten.


When moldflow design guide material is injected, it flows into this central core, displacing the material already there, which then forms a new flow front. The flow of this displaced material is a combination of forward flow and outward flow. The outward flow contacts the wall, freezes, and forms the next section of skin while the forward flow forms the new molten core.

Moldflow Design Guide: A Resource for Plastics Engineers

When more material enters the mold, it flows along a channel lined with moldflow design guide frozen walls of plastic, illustrated in Figure1. This flow pattern is often called fountain flow or bubble flow because the flow front is like a bubble being inflated with hot plastic from the center.

The frozen layer is formed by the flow front inflating, and so is subject to only a low shear stress and, therefore, has a very low level of molecular orientation.