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Moldflow Design Guide (eBook)

A Resource for Plastics Engineers
Copyright: 2006
ISBN: 9783446418547
PDF: 326 pages
$199.99 (US)


Polymer Flow Behaviour in Injection Molds. Molding Conditions and Injection Pressure. Filling Pattern. Moldflow Design Principles. Meshes used in Moldflow. Product Design. Gate Design. Runner System Design. Cooling System Design. Shrinkage and Warpage. Moldflow Design Procedure. Part Defects. Injection Molding. Injection Molding Machine, System, and Operations. Injection Molding Process Control. Plastics Materials.


This book helps plastics designers and engineers solve common problems afflicting plastic parts and molds. Moldflow pioneered injection molding simulation in 1978 and has helped over 5,000 manufacturers make better parts faster and with higher profit. Whether you use Moldflow software or not, this guide is an indispensable tool to understanding plastic flow, CAE analysis and results, and cooling and warp effects to aid in the successful design and manufacture of parts and molds. The book incorporates much of the knowledge that has been developed at Moldflow and includes an overview of polymer flow behavior and the injection molding process, design principles to facilitate integrated part and mold design, and examples of how Mold?ow technology can be used both to solve problems and optimize design and manufacturing.

Author Info:

Shoemaker, J.

Jay Shoemaker graduated from Western Michigan University in December 1983 with a BS in Manufacturing. In May 1984, he joined Moldflow Corporation in Kalamazoo, MI. He has held several positions within the company, including Design Engineer, Customer Services Engineer, and Senior Technical Instructor and Designer, his current role. Mr. Shoemaker's primary responsibility is to develop technical training material and deliver training classes for Moldflow Plastics Insight (MPI) products.

Since 1995, Mr. Shoemaker has been an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Western Michigan University in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. In this role, he assists with a plastic tooling design class and with funded research in the area of injection mold tooling and processing. He was on the board of directors of the Western Michigan section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) from 1986 to 1997.

Mr. Shoemaker has co-authored and presented 16 papers on education and the application of Moldflow products for various SPE publications and trade show events. He is also the editor of the 2006 edition of the Moldflow Design Guide.