CONNTECT! Moldflow® User Meeting 2011 - Tuesday, 17. 05. - Wednesday, 18. 05. 2011 Frankfurt



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2015 - Welcome to the Moldflow Experience - Reminder

6. CONNECT! European Moldflow® User Meeting


 23. and 24 June 2015

in Frankfurt/Main organized MF SOFTWARE



Please do not forget to register!

If you want to book a hotel room, a limited room contingent at special prices will be available until mid-May.


You can expect a wide range of presentation topics, reactive molding, fibers, cooling down to the freshest features in Moldflow 2016 as MuCell® 3D, induction heating and velocity-controlled valve gates. Live translators will translate the presentations for you from English to German and vice versa.


Further programm offers:

In the specially equipped training room you have the possibility to test various Moldflow features and find out about adjoining software. Experts will be at your side.

Following the event, on 25 June 2015, we offer the opportunity to participate in an Associate Certification Exam, the first of three Autodesk Moldflow certification levels.


All participants in the CONNECT! are also welcome to the traditional "Hot Runner Course " on the morning of the second day. Autodesk and MF SOFTWARE employees look forward to an informal exchange.





Dr. Franco Costa, Autodesk Inc. (AUS)

New Technologies and Research Directions for Moldflow Solutions



The solver technology highlights of the Autodesk Moldflow 2016 release will be reviewed, with a particular focus on 3D fiber orientation prediction, velocity controlled valve gate opening, induction heating, solver API, Microcellular foaming enhancements, 3D weld surfaces, interfacing to structural analysis and pathline result interpretation as well as some additional result and accuracy improvements. The presentation will also review outcomes from some current research collaborations with university partners and give a preview of some of internal research and development projects currently in progress. 




Stéphane Corduan, Husky I.M.S. (LUX)

Review of the full Thermal cool (FEM) capabilities inside the hot runner system @ the gate area



The true thermal analysis was an important deficiency of the Autodesk Moldflow simulation capabilities since the last couple of years regarding the other flow simulation software’s. The Cool(FEM) analysis is a significant improvement added to the Autodesk Moldflow simulation to review in detail the Mold temperature including the Hot runner elements and the 3D cooling channels geometry.
For the hot runner manufacturer, the understanding of thermal equilibrium between the nozzle and cooling circuits at the gate area it’s key when it comes to predict hot runner performance. An investigation has been done on one of our most recent products, a side gate, in order to review the Cool(FEM) capabilities.

Mogens Papsoe, Novo Nordisk S/A (DK)

Balancing flow in cooling channels for maximum efficiency and minimum water consumption



Balancing the flow of plastic in the mould cavities is a well-known simulation task. For moulds in general but in particular for multi-cavity moulds this also applies for the cooling channel circuits. Moldflow can be used for optimising the cooling circuits so that the water needed to cool the parts efficiently can be achieved with minimum water flow. The current COOL software has some limitations which might be overcome. The presentation will cover examples of optimisation of mould cooling as well as a suggestion for enhancement of the COOL program.

Dan Ward, Synventive Molding Solutions (USA)

Application and simulation of velocity-controlled valve gates



Valve gates are widely used in the plastics molding industry to enhance product quality by eliminating weld lines, reducing flow length, improving packing, and so on. However, the usage of conventional valve gates also brings challenges (including sudden changes in flow front speed and pressure shocks in hot runner systems, among others) that might adversely affect part quality. This presentation will introduce a new type of valve gate control technology—velocity-controlled valve gate—and we will highlight its benefits. This presentation will also showcase the newly developed capability in Simulation Moldflow Insight software of simulating the velocity-controlled valve gates.




We look forward to your participation!




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