Weld lines are important to plastic part design as they produce areas that are aesthetically unappealing or have significantly reduced material properties compared to the bulk material. In this presentation, a workflow will be presented in which as-manufactured results from Autodesk Moldflow Insight software are taken into account for a nonlinear finite element analysis using Helius PFA software.

In this webcast, attendees will learn:

• The significant effect weld lines have on material strength with material example results (filled and un-filled)
• What variables are used and needed for predicting weld surface strength
• A simple workflow with interoperable Autodesk solutions that will increase the accuracy of structural simulation of plastic parts
• How to use Helius PFA and structural simulation to predict material nonlinearity due to plastic deformation and matrix cracking