Nowadays there are mechanical engineering softwares that help the mold makers and molding professionals to understand to evaluate the part design for plastic injection molding and also check the tool design before cutting the steel. Although the simulation software’s results are not 100% reliable, it saves time and cost by predicting the week area of the design.
Although the results are not reflecting 100% accurate results, it gives an idea to the designers to observe the tool functionality and evaluate their design before cutting the tool. Also, it will reduce development time and save money for companies. Moldflow and Moldex are two examples of software that are very useful to simulate injection molding of plastic.
Below you can see two graphs produced by Mold Flow analysis.