This two-day course teaches plastic engineering principles coupled with the application of injection molding simulation software.

This course is applicable to both Moldflow and non-Moldflow users. Those sourcing simulation work through in-house or outside resources will learn how to optimally direct their analysis initiatives and get the maximum value from the results while satisfying the requirements of the GM Flow Simulation specification GMW16355.

The course addresses important issues related to: plastic rheology; cooling design and optimization; thermoplastic shrinkage and warp; simulation analyses and root-cause diagnostic approaches; results interpretation; modeling; mesh optimization; analysis techniques; critical inputs.


Taught by Sr. Simulation Instructor Jennifer Schmidt, GM Certified Moldflow Analyst & Moldflow Certified Expert.


Course Outline

  • Intro to plastics
  • Meshing types and requirements
  • Analysis sequences and process settings
  • Ingredients to a good analysis (assumptions and limitations)
  • Material characterization
  • Phase 1: Gate locations
  • Phase 2: Runners
  • Phase 3: Cooling
  • Phase 4: Warpage
  • Scorecard, Phase 4 & 5
  • Moldflow vs. mold floor

*Please note that all of AIM’s Moldflow courses are presented in English only. Students should be fluent in understanding, reading, and writing English in order to attend.

Course Location

GMW16355 will be held at the Autodesk Office in Novi, MI:
26200 Town Center Drive
Suite 300
Novi, MI  48375


Course Dates

Due to COVID-19, all GMW16355 course dates have been postponed. All current registrants will be notified of the new course schedule.

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