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Autodesk Moldflow Simulation Synergy 2013
Autodesk Inventor Fusion 2013
Creating Hot-runner and Mold in Inventor Fusion for Moldflow Synergy
Stefan Kuehne
Enterprise Simulation Specialist - EMEA
Global Services
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Hands On Overview
Guided
Manifold
Given
Plastic part
Part 1:
Hot-runner creation
Hot-runner
Mold (cutting plane)
Part 2:
Mold creation
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Part 1: Hot-runner creation
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Open CAD Model in Inventor Fusion
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Open the Hotrunner_PlasticPart.iam assembly file
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Change color
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To change the color for each part separate:
Select Part, right click and select “Material”
 Click “Visual”, move the cross lines and the
color-line
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color-line
Crosslines
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3D Hot Runner & Mold creation out of nothing
This video will show the steps for slide 7-12.
Start the video first and then create the model. Follow slide 7-12.
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
First preparations
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Change to Surface
De-select Plastic part
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Close holes for the hot-runner
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Patch edges
Select 1st. Edge
Click OK
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Close holes for the hot-runner
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Use the same procedure to close the other 4 edges
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Create a new volume for the hot-runner melt
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Select “Fluid Volume”
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Select Internal
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Select the model
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Select 1st. Cap
Surfaces
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Create a new volume for the hot-runner melt
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Select the other edges
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Create a new volume for the hot-runner melt
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Click OK
A new volume as a solid body is created. It presence the hot melt and can be used in Insight as
“Hot runner 3D”.
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Part 2: Mold creation
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Mold creation
1.
2.
3.
Select Solid in the Modelling tab
Select 2-Point Rectangle
Select the blue surface
1
2
3
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Mold creation
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Create a rectangle
Add dimensions
1000
220
300
500
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Mold creation
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Select “Extrude”
Select “New Component”
Select the hotrunner and the
two circles
Use 500mm for
the extrusion
Click OK
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Mold creation
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Select “Boolean”
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“Cut” and “Keep Tools”
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Target-> Mold
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Mold creation
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Select “Tools”
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Select all 3
Components
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Click OK
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Coolant hole creation
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Select Surface
Select “Center-Radius Circle”
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Coolant hole creation
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Add dimensions
Use 20mm for the circle
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“Extrude”
Click OK
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Click Done
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Coolant hole creation
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Select “Rectangular Pattern”
Select the Hole
Select “Direction”
Select 1st. Direction
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Select 2nd. Direction
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Use a 3 x 3 matrix
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Coolant hole creation
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Move the arrows
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Coolant hole creation
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Change View
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Coolant hole creation
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De-select two Coolant holes
Move the holes
(to fit them)
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Click OK
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
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Result: finished mold with holes for the cooling lines and voids for the
runners and part.
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Guided Hands On did finish here.
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Tip to create 3D lines in Inventor
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Not guided: Create 3D lines in Inventor
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Get only the mold into Inventor
Draw lines in the center of the coolant holes
Tip: use 3D Sketch
and Line
Select the circle of the
drilling and Inventor
will find the center
point
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Tip to get all features into Moldflow Synergy
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Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Not guided: Export to Moldflow Synergy
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Inventor Fusion
Create a SAT file
The assembly including:
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Inventor
Create an IGES file
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Options:
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Plastic Part
 Mold
 Hot runner
 Manifold
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Including
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Cooling lines
Inventor Fusion Hands On Hot-runner and Mold
Not guided: Export to Moldflow Synergy
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Read into Synergy both files
The Synergy model include:
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Plastic Part,
Hot-runner,
Manifold,
Mold,
Cooling Lines
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