The secret to a quality plastic injection molded part is a flawless mold – one that produces consistent pieces time and time again. So, what’s the key to a flawless mold? In addition to a strong initial design, mold flow analysis is your secret weapon. It’s an indispensable component of any plastic injection molding design project. MFA software comes at a cost, but its impact on mold quality, product performance and appearance, and production ROI is undeniable. Read on to learn how this one tool can literally save your mold design.

MFA offers several benefits, including:

  • Resolve wall thickness issues
  • Optimize gate location
  • Fill mold cavities consistently and uniformly
  • Uncover weaknesses in design geometry
  • Avoid costly tooling errors and rework
  • Improve manufacturability
  • Reduce time to market
  • Improve efficiency and quality
  • Discover potential visual defects, including air traps, sink marks and weld lines
  • Evaluate different material options pre-production to choose the best material
  • Show customer and supplier data to support your design or need for changes