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Creating balanced filling patterns

Measure twice, cut once.

Last week I was running Moldflow on a part that had multiple gates. I was probably in a hurry and trying to run Moldflow between meetings (or during meetings). I added my multiple gates manually and just put them “close enough”.

After looking at the filling pattern the balance was not symmetrical. I took the CAD model back to Fusion, made some simple sketches, and split the CAD faces with these sketches. This allowed the mesh to place nodes exactly where I needed them for my gate locations. This also produced a balanced filling pattern.

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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Angussknoten, Angusspositionen, Effizienz, Filling patterns, Füllmuster, gate locations., Injection nodes, Moldflow
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