Become a Plastics Simulation Expert with Moldflow Trainings

For many engineers, injection molding simulation is initially an unknown quantity. Often, they deal much more intensively with metals than with plastics. We want to show that every engineer and designer is capable of mastering injection molding and its special processes, the material-technical background, as well as the simulation of this, in the eyes of many, complicated subject area.

Shortly upcoming trainings

09/02/2024 – 09/04/2024 – Autodesk Moldflow Insight Essential Basics (English)

09/11/2024 – 09/12/2024 – Autodesk Moldflow Basics & Interpretation Training

09/16/2024 – 09/18/2024 – Autodesk Moldflow Insight Essential Basics (German)

09/23/2024 – 09/25/2024 – Autodesk Moldflow Adviser

10/07/2024 – 10/11/2024 – Autodesk Moldflow Extended Functions

For more details, find all the trainings explained down below. Please enter your course name and contact details in the form at the bottom of this page for non-binding registration. We will contact you afterwards to book the exact date.

New: Our Free Student’s Training

In September, we are offering a student training course for anyone interested in delving deeply into injection molding simulations using Autodesk Moldflow Insight software and wanting to further their education for free. The training starts with the basics of software operation and progresses to warpage simulation and the calculation of entire tools, including cold and hot runner systems as well as cooling systems. We have planned a 5-day training course for this purpose.

Prerequisites:

Basic theoretical knowledge in the fields of plastics processing (especially injection molding technology) and materials engineering, as well as basic knowledge of thermoplastic properties, are required. Preferred fields of study include plastics engineering, process technology, materials science, and mechanical engineering with specializations in toolmaking or plastics engineering.

Duration:

5 days

Content:
  • Introduction to Synergy
  • Meshing, meshing criteria and meshing tools
  • Material data in Moldflow
  • Injection point determination
  • Process settings (filling, packing pressure, warpage)
  • Interpretation of simulation results & Autodesk Moldflow Communicator
  • Gating systems
  • Fiber orientation
  • Differentiation of shrinkage and warpage
  • Influence of the design
  • Types of warpage analysis
  • Causes of warpage
  • Optimization possibilities
  • Shrinkage compensation
  • Types of cooling calculation methods
  • Consideration of mold inserts
  • Modeling of cooling systems
Price:

Free / Prior registration and a brief introduction are required

Basics

To get started, we have developed trainings that can be useful for any profession within component development. First, there are the Basic user trainings – no simple click trainings where you have to google half of the content a week later – but intensive knowledge transfer characterized by repetitions and independent tasks.

With the help of these maximum 3-day trainings you are able to create great added value in the development chain – in case of questions after the training our support hotline is available for 1 month, afterwards the MFS Premium Support will have to be booked.

Previous knowledge:

Rough basic theoretical knowledge of plastics processing and materials engineering as well as basic knowledge of thermoplastic properties is assumed.

Duration:

3 days

Content:
  • Introduction to the user interface
  • Importing CAD data and setting up simulation runs
  • Design guide, runner position, process window
  • Filling analyses (Dual Domain) – filling behavior, thermal homogeneity, sink marks
  • Filling analysis 3D for thick-walled parts or parts with very different wall thicknesses
  • Gating and cooling systems
  • Gating and balancing
  • Packing pressure and warpage analysis
Price:

700 € / day

Previous knowledge:

Basic theoretical knowledge of plastics processing and materials engineering as well as basic knowledge of thermoplastic properties is assumed.

Duration:

3 days

Content:
  • Introduction to Synergy
  • Meshing, meshing criteria and meshing tools
  • Material data in Moldflow
  • Injection point determination
  • Process settings (filling, packing pressure, warpage)
  • Interpretation of simulation results & Autodesk Moldflow Communicator
  • Gating systems
  • Fiber orientation
  • Shrinkage & warpage analysis (introduction)
Price:

700 € / day

Previous knowledge:

No specific prior knowledge required, but general knowledge of the injection molding process is an advantage

Duration:

1 day (Injection molding simulation) + 1 optional day (Mechanical simulation)

Content:
  • Introduction to Fusion 360 and the Simulation Extension.
  • Getting to know the Plastic Design Tools
  • Preparing and setting up mechanical simulations
  • Preparing and setting up injection molding simulations
  • Result analysis of mechanics simulations
  • Analysis of results of injection molding simulations (filling, packing pressure, warpage)
  • Viewing of example parts and simulations
Price:

700 € / day

Previous knowledge:

Routine use and practical experience in the respective expansion stage of Moldflow Insight, general requirements of the previous training courses.

Duration:

1 day

Content:
  • New functions and commands
  • Simulation examples and comparisons
Price:

1 free participant per rental license with MFS Premium Support, otherwise € 395

Extended Functions

The basic training courses provide users with everything they need for classic injection molding simulations. In addition, we have developed further training courses to deepen the simulation knowledge of Moldflow users in individual special areas, including the area of shrinkage and warpage, cooling, multiple components and Design of Experiments. We refer to these training courses as Advanced Functions. You can book them by the day, or at a reduced rate as a 3, 4 or 5 day package, as the training series always takes place contiguously in one calendar week – as shown in the training calendar.

In our DoE training, for example, we show how to handle statistical design of experiments in Moldflow. Here we deal not only with Design of Experiments, but also with Parametric Studies. With the help of the training, users are able to include statistical design of experiments in their daily work in order to generate further savings potentials.

Previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of using Autodesk Moldflow Insight is assumed, at best Moldflow Essential Basics training.

Duration:

1 day

Content:
  • Differentiation of shrinkage and warpage
  • Influence of the design
  • Types of warpage analysis
  • Causes of warpage
  • Optimization possibilities
  • Stamping
  • Shrinkage compensation
Price:

700 € / day if booked together day 1-5
800 € / day when booking the single topics

Previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of using Autodesk Moldflow Insight is assumed, at best Moldflow Essential Basics training.

Duration:

2 days

Content:
  • Types of cooling calculation methods
  • Consideration of mold inserts
  • Modeling of cooling systems
  • Cooling close to the contour
  • Variothermal processes
Price:

700 € / day if booked together day 1-5
800 € / day when booking the single topics

Previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of using Autodesk Moldflow Insight is assumed, at best Moldflow Essential Basics training.

Duration:

1 day

Content:
  • 2K injection molding & cooling
  • Insert overmolding
  • Core shift calculation
  • Interpretation of results
Price:

700 € / day if booked together day 1-5
800 € / day when booking the single topics

Previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of using Autodesk Moldflow Insight is assumed, at best Moldflow Essential Basics training.

Duration:

1 day

Content:
  • Theoretical & mathematical basics of statistical design of experiments.
  • Introduction into Parametric Studies and Design of Experiments
  • Sensible set up of a statistical experimental design
  • Introduction to the use of cloud solutions for faster calculations
  • Exercise examples for statistical experimental design
Price:

700 € / day when booking day 1-5 together.
800 € / day when booking the single topics

Special Processes

Depending on the processes used in the company, standard injection molding or even 2K molds are no longer sufficient. For all the special processes that can be simulated with Moldflow, we have compiled a selection of training courses below that further deepen knowledge and make all simulation methods available. These include the gas injection process, injection-compression molding, MuCell & other foaming methods and also reactive molding compounds. This series of training courses can also be booked together at a discount for 3, 4 or 5 days, as all training days (except the Advanced Gating training) take up one calendar week (training calendar).

In addition, on Day 4 of the Special Processes training courses, we offer an in-depth day in materials knowledge that is not available anywhere else. In the materials training course, you will learn all the variables influencing measurement methods and material parameters on injection molding simulation results. You will learn what to look out for in plausibility checks and when to trust simulation results.

Previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of using Autodesk Moldflow Insight is assumed, at best Moldflow Essential Basics training.

Duration:

1 day

Content:
  • Introduction to the software environment for gas injection molding applications.
  • Modeling guidelines and process control
  • Blow-up vs. blow-off process
  • Positioning of gas injection points and outlet valves
  • Influence of fiber filled materials
  • Interpretation of results
Price:

700 € / day if booked together day 1-5
800 € / day when booking the single topics

Previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of using Autodesk Moldflow Insight is assumed, at best Moldflow Essential Basics training.

Duration:

1 day

Content:
  • Modeling guidelines and process guidance
  • Possibilities and limits of use
  • Definition of preforms
  • Influence of directional properties
  • Simulation examples and interpretation
Price:

700 € / day if booked together day 1-5
800 € / day when booking the single topics

Previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of using Autodesk Moldflow Insight is assumed, at best Moldflow Essential Basics training.

Duration:

1 day

Content:
  • Fundamentals of material properties & process control
  • Simulation of chemical & physical foaming
  • Influences of heating cartridges & part insert shift
  • Theoretical background and simulation examples
  • Interpretation, validation and optimization of results
Price:

700 € / day if booked together day 1-5
800 € / day when booking the single topics

Previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of using Autodesk Moldflow Insight is assumed, at best Moldflow Essential Basics training.

Duration:

1 day

Content:
  • Material data in Moldflow
  • Consideration and analysis of different measuring methods
  • Influences on material data and material parameters
  • Benefits of advanced material characterization
  • Fiber orientation and shrinkage models
  • Building understanding of simulation accuracy
Price:

700 € / day if booked together day 1-5
800 € / day when booking the single topics

Previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of using Autodesk Moldflow Insight is assumed, at best Moldflow Essential Basics training.

Duration:

1 day

Content:
  • Material properties & process control
  • Transfer Compression Molding
  • Influences of cartridge heaters & part insert shift
  • Theoretical background and simulation examples
  • Interpretation of results
Price:

700 € / day if booked together day 1-5
800 € / day when booking the single topics

Previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of using Autodesk Moldflow Insight is assumed, at best Moldflow Essential Basics training.

Duration:

1 day

Content:
  • Modeling of sprue and manifold geometry, gating system.
  • Calculation and optimization of gate diameters
  • Manifold design for cold runner and hot runner systems (natural and rheological balancing)
  • Single cavity, multiple and family molds
  • Theoretical fundamentals in hot runner and cold runner modeling
Price:

700 € / day if booked together day 1-5
800 € / day when booking the single topics

Basics and Interpretation Training

The basics and interpretation training courses can be of interest to anyone involved in injection molding projects. Here we offer basic plastics technology fundamentals to teach both materials science, process science and frequently occurring problems.

The interpretation training courses not only help Moldflow users to interpret results correctly and draw the right conclusions from them, but also help to ensure that all people in the company who are confronted with Moldflow results can derive added value from these results. This also ensures that a uniform language is spoken in the plant.

Project coaching is particularly useful for problematic customer projects where troubleshooting may be required. Here, we provide you with our experienced project engineers, who help you to work on a specific project together in Moldflow, to analyze and optimize it. As a user, you will be optimally prepared for your projects, and at the same time you will be advised on an existing project.

Prior knowledge:

Specifically for setters and injection molding machine operators.

Duration:

2 days

Content:
  • Introduction to plastics technology basics (material data, material properties).
  • Versatile training examples for the most important technical plastic properties
  • Interpretation aids for all central simulation results (especially for setters)
  • Tips and tricks, conversions and examples for simplified transfer of simulation input variables
Price:

800 € / day (group training)
1.500 € / day (individual training with up to 5 participants)

Prior knowledge:

No prior experience necessary, training is relevant to all persons involved with plastic components

Duration:

2 days

Content:
  • Introduction to plastics technology basics (material data, material properties).
  • Introduction to injection molding basics (structure of IMM, process properties, etc.)
  • Versatile training examples for the most important plastics engineering characteristics
  • Interpretation aids for all key simulation results
Price:

800 € / day (group training)
Individual training on request

Prior knowledge:

Basic knowledge of Autodesk Moldflow Insight is required, at best Moldflow Insight Essential Basics training.

Duration:

According to customer requirements

Content:
  • Joint setup of a customer-specific project
  • Introduction and explanation of the most important simulation input variables
  • Joint evaluation and interpretation of simulation results
  • Joint development of solution and optimization approaches
  • Possible for any type of simulation
Price:

1.500 € / day (individual training with up to 2 participants)

Mechanical Trainings

In addition to injection molding training, which revolves mainly around the Autodesk Moldflow software, we also offer training as part of our mechanics simulation services to increase understanding, particularly of integrative simulation and structural mechanics simulation. This is a combination of process simulation and mechanics simulation, where results such as fiber orientations or weld lines, but also pressures and temperatures in the case of molds, can be transferred to the mechanics simulation programs – making the results much more accurate.

Prior knowledge:

For future users of Digimat who have already gained experience with Moldflow, e.g. as part of the Moldflow Insights Essential Basics training.

Duration:

2 days

Content:
  • Introduction to plastic mechanical basics (material data, material properties).
  • Causes and significance of anisotropic material properties
  • Application and use of anisotropy in mechanical simulation programs
  • Performance and analysis of components with anisotropies
Price:

800 € / day (group training)
1.500 € / day (individual training with up to 5 participants)

Prior knowledge:

No previous experience necessary

Duration:

2 days

Content:
  • Learning of methodical rules for the behavior of components
  • Application of different load types to components
  • Visualization and interpretation of different simulation examples
  • Plausibility checks and real comparisons of simulation examples
Price:

800 € / day (group training)
1.500 € / day (individual training with up to 5 participants)

Dates for all Moldflow trainings can be found in the current training calendar. Additional dates can be arranged with us at any time. We also offer individual training courses at your company plus travel expenses.

MFS Premium Customers

MFS Premium Support customers receive a 20% discount on all Basic training courses.

Students and Universities

Students and research assistants receive a 50% discount on all Moldflow training courses.

Free Update Trainings

Attend our free update trainings* and learn the latest features and commands of the products.

(* = 1 free participant per rental license. Only valid for MF SOFTWARE GmbH on-site training in Darmstadt).

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