Moldflow Corp. has released the latest version of its Moldflow Plastics Advisers software, upgrading the program´s ability to identify manufacturing and quality issues.
Version 5.0 of the software from Wayland, Mass.-based Moldflow includes several new features.
The software can identify the locations of sink marks on a plastic part and predict their severity. It also provides cooling analysis that allows part and mold designers to locate excessive heat concentrations or heat loss on a computer-aided-design model and take corrective actions.
Moldflow´s new version also contains a consolidated materials database culled both from the company´s files and those of C-Mold, another mold-simulation company that Moldflow purchased in February. The database features close to 7,500 grades of materials.
Finally, the new version also helps parts designers by offering a cost adviser to quantify the projected manufacturing costs and recognize how design or material changes will affect those figures.
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