Mold Design

The analysis, design and refinement of molds for industrial manufacturing

Mold Design

Mold design is the analysis, design, and refinement of molds for industrial manufacturing. Molds must be able to form the solid part out of the molten material, cool the part so it can solidify and eject the part from the mold. The list of ways in which a mold can fail to accomplish these purposes is long and vivid. Mold design has a critical impact on the cost-effectiveness and quality of molded parts and thus of your product.

Expert Moldbase Extension (EMX)
With Creo EMX users can create moldbase layouts in a familiar 2D environment and automatically generate a 3D model to get the benefits of 3D design. The resulting 3D models are then used for interference checking during mold opening, as well as for automatic generation of deliverables such as production detail drawings and BOMs.

Mold Analysis Extension (MAX)
This extension gives you reliable and easy-to-understand analysis data. Powerful simulation capabilities allow you to see just how the mold will function when the molten plastic is poured in. The Creo Mold Analysis Extension erases that scrap and stress. Run the simulation and use the color-coded analysis to see exactly where material is flowing well and where it’s lagging or stuck. Make changes in the material or the mold and rerun the test for instant result.

Tool Design Extension (TDX)
The TDX extension helps you through processes, giving feedback and advice on the design. This leads to less re-work and re-design to attain a quicker, cheaper path to successful design. The Creo Tooling Design Extension cuts down that time by automating many of the complex, arduous processes that affect quality and threaten deadlines.

Moldex3D
Moldex3D is the world leading CAE product for the plastics injection molding industry. With the best-in-class analysis technology, Moldex3D helps you simulate the widest application range of injection molding processes to optimize product design and manufacturability, shorten time-to-market, and maximize product ROI. Features include CAD-Embedded Pre-Processing, Superior Automatic 3D Mesh Engine, High Resolution 3D Mesh Technology and High Performance Parallel Computing.

Expert Moldbase Extension

PTC Creo EMX is an indispensable add-on tool for moldmakers and toolmakers that eliminates timeconsuming, tedious tasks and the need for data translation that typically slows down the product development process. PTC Creo EMX allows users to create moldbase layouts in a familiar 2D environment and automatically generate a 3D model to leverage the benefits of 3D design and increases design speed.

Mold Analysis Extension

This extension gives you reliable and easy-to-understand analysis data. Powerful simulation capabilities allow you to see just how the mold will function when the molten plastic is poured in. The program lets you quickly and accurately simulate the injection molding of plastic parts, potentially saving lost time due to mold rework and debugging trails. You can also perform such analyses as moldability, sink mark, and weld line.

Tool Design Extension

Intricate casting cavities, mold inserts, and patterns take time to get right. The Creo Tooling Design Extension cuts down that time by automating many of the complex, arduous processes that affect quality and threaten deadlines. Creo TDX helps you create parting lines, design parting surfaces, check mold lock conditions, calculate full volumes, and create solid molding parts like cores, cavities, and sliders.

Moldex3D

Moldex3D Mesh supports various mesh types, including 2D triangular and quadrilateral, 3D tetrahedral, prismatic, hexagonal, voxel (brick) and pyramid meshes. Several mainstream meshing methods are available in Moldex3D Mesh: pure triangle surface meshing, quadrilateral dominate surface meshing, pure tetra generation, boundary layer meshing, pure voxel meshing, hybrid meshing method and midplane mesh extraction. You can choose among them to create the mesh model depending on your specific simulation needs.

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