This excerpt taken from the MFLO 10-K filed Sep 13, 2006.
Design Analysis Solutions Products
We believe our DAS products are the worlds most widely used CAE products in the plastics injection molding industry because they address the broadest range of manufacturing issues and design geometry types. Our solutions consist of a scalable set of products with capabilities that include entry-level part and mold design validation as well as in-depth design and process optimization, allowing users to achieve optimal time to market and part quality at the lowest possible cost.
Moldflow Plastics Advisers®
Our Moldflow Plastics Advisers (MPA®) series provides part and mold designers with applications that permit them to quickly check the ultimate manufacturability of their designs at an early stage in the design process. MPA allows companies to consider manufacturing constraints at the same time as form, fit and function. MPA products are designed to be easy to learn and use and do not require extensive training or plastics expertise. MPA users can work directly from 3D solid computer-aided design (CAD) models, saving significant preparation time. Intuitive result displays and detailed design advice help users to quickly optimize part and mold designs. The MPA series consists of two primary products, Part Advisertm and Mold Advisertm. Part Adviser is a user-friendly application, which enables product designers without expertise in designing plastic parts to address key manufacturing concerns in the preliminary design stage. Mold Adviser extends the capabilities of Part Adviser to allow users to create and simulate plastic flow through single cavity, multi-cavity and family molds. Optional Mold Adviser add-on modules allow users to simulate more phases of the injection molding process and evaluate molded part performance and cooling circuit design. Both of these products eliminate the need to design plastic parts and molds through trial and error efforts, enabling the designer to create product and mold designs more quickly and efficiently.
Moldflow Plastics Insight®
The Moldflow Plastics Insight (MPI®) series of products contains our broadest set of predictive capabilities for injection molding and is typically used by highly specialized design engineers. The MPI products are modular and are designed to address the most important physical aspects of injection molding such as plastics flow, cooling time and warpage; as well as specialized injection molding processes such as reactive molding, gas injection molding and microchip encapsulation. Many of our customers invest in multiple modules to solve the full range of problems they may encounter when taking a plastic part from design to manufacture. All applications in the MPI series use an integrated environment, which permits users to easily import all of the most commonly used types of computer-generated models, select and compare material grades, prepare models for analysis, sequence a series of analysis jobs, undertake advanced analysis post-processing and enhance collaboration with team members. In these applications, we believe that we offer the broadest integration with existing CAD products in the plastics CAE industry.