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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Understand the application of conventional valve gates and the benefits and challenges
  • Discover the application and benefits of new technology through velocity-controlled valve gates
  • Learn how to simulate valve gates in Simulation Moldflow Insight software and interpret results
  • Discover the new capability of Simulator Moldflow Insight software, including how to set up and simulate velocity-controlled valve gates

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

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 class will introduce a new type of valve gate control technology—velocity-controlled valve gate—and we will highlight its benefits. The class will also showcase the newly developed capability in Simulation Moldflow Insight software of simulating the velocity-controlled valve gates.

Target Audience

Target Audience

plastic part designers, molding engineers, process engineers

Speakers

Speakers

Dan Ward

Dan Ward has been a process engineer for Synventive Molding Solutions GmbH for the last 9 years, specializing in the automotive industry.

Matt Prey

12 years of industry experience encompassing plastic part design, injection molding tooling, injection molding processing, injection molding simulation, materials, hot runner systems, and technical service.

Zhongshuang Yuan

Yuan obtained his Ph.D in Mechanical Enigineering in 1993 from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in China. He became a postdoc at Cornell Injection Molding Program (CIMP) in 1994 and later joined CMOLD. Since then he has been working at CMOLD/Moldflow/Autodesk. Yuan's expertise are in polymer flow analysis, gate optimization, runner balancing, etc.

Tags

Published

  • 2014
  • SM5647-P
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Moldflow Insight, Simulation Moldflow

Industry

  • Manufacturing and Product Design

Topics

  • Simulation