Gate Wizard

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Gate Wizard

You can start Gate Wizard command in the tool menu below the Moldex3D tab.

Click the first buttonclip0108. There will be a dialog popping up for users to set the types of gates and other related parameters.

 

Moldex3D supports various gate types: Pin Gate, Sprue Gate, Edge Gate, Fan Gate, Lapped Edge Gate, Tunnel Gate, Cashew Gate, Tunnel Gate With Ejector Pin, and Cashew Gate With Ejector Pin.

 

Each gate can be set to Cold Runner Gate or Hot Runner Gate. Following are the step-by-step procedures for setting each gate:

 

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Pin Gate

Step 1: Select Pin Gate.

Step 2: Click clip0110 to select the face or point on model surface as the gate location.

Step 3: A gate parameter setting panel will pop up. Set related parameters, such as diameter of cross-section and gate length. After setting, click OK to confirm and exit the setting or click Apply to set next gate.

 

Sprue Gate

Step 1: Select Sprue Gate.

Step 2: Click clip0110 to select the face or point on model surface as the gate location.

Step 3: A gate parameter setting panel will pop up. Set related parameters, such as diameter of cross-section and gate length. After setting, click OK to confirm and exit the setting or click Apply to set next gate.

 

 

Edge Gate

Step 1: Select Edge Gate.

Step 2: Click clip0110 to select the face or point on model surface as the gate location.

Step 3: A gate parameter setting panel will pop up. Set related parameters, such as the width and length of cross-section, orientation vector and gate length. After setting, click OK to confirm and exit the setting or click Apply to set next gate.

? Note: While selecting Edge Gate; there is an additional option, to nearest edge, shown at the bottom of setting panel.

Check clip0111, and the gate will automatically move to the nearest edge from the location you selected. The picture on the left shows an example.

 

Fan Gate

Step 1: Select Fan Gate.

Step 2: Click clip0110 to select the face or point on model surface as the gate location.

Step 3: A gate parameter setting panel will pop up. Set related parameters, such as the width and length of cross-section, orientation vector and gate length. After setting, click OK to confirm and exit the setting or click Apply to set next gate.

?  Note: While selecting Edge Gate; there is an additional option, to nearest edge, shown at the bottom of setting panel.

Check , and the gate will automatically move to the nearest edge from the location you selected.

 

 

Lapped Edge Gate

Step 1: Select Lapped Edge Gate.

Step 2: Click clip0110 to select the face or point on model surface as the gate location.

Step 3: A gate parameter setting panel will pop up. Set related parameters, such as the width and length of cross-section, orientation vector and gate length. After setting, click OK to confirm and exit the setting or click Apply to set next gate.

 

 

Tunnel Gate

Step 1: Select Tunnel Gate.

Step 2: Click clip0110 to select the face or point on model surface as the gate location.

Step 3: A gate parameter setting panel will pop up. Set related parameters, such as diameter of cross-section, orientation vector and gate length. After setting, click OK to confirm and exit the setting or click Apply to set next gate.

? Note: The cross-section can be designed as circular or rectangular by clicking Type drop down menu shown in the setting panel. Set related parameters, such as dimensions of cross-section, orientation vector and gate length as in circular type.

 

 

Cashew Gate

Step 1: Select Cashew Gate.

Step 2: Click clip0110 to select the face or point on model surface as the gate location.

Step 3: A gate parameter setting panel will pop up. Set related parameters, such as the diameter of cross-section, orientation vector and gate length. After setting, click OK to confirm and exit the setting or click Apply to set next gate.

? Note: The cross-section can be designed as circular or rectangular by clicking Type drop down menu shown in the setting panel. Set related parameters, such as dimensions of cross-section, orientation vector and gate length as in circular type.

 

 

Tunnel Gate With Ejector Pin

Step 1: Select Tunnel Gate with Ejector Pin.

Step 2: Click clip0110 to select the face or point on model surface as the gate location.

Step 3: A gate parameter setting panel will pop up. There will be two parts of setting parameters. The top part is for Tunnel Gate setting; the bottom is for Ejector Pin setting. After setting related parameters, click OK to confirm and exit the setting or click Apply to set next gate.

? Note: There are three types of ejector pin, Rectangular, Semicircular and U-shaped, for users to select from.

 

 

Cashew Gate with Ejector Pin

Step 1: Select Cashew Gate with Ejector Pin.

Step 2: Click clip0110 to select the face or point on model surface as the gate location.

Step 3: A gate parameter setting panel will pop up. There will be two parts of setting parameters. The top part is for Cashew Gate Setting; the bottom is for Ejector Pin. After setting related parameters, click OK to confirm and exit the setting or click Apply to set next gate.

? Note: There are three types of ejector pin, Rectangular, Semicircular and U-shaped, for users to select from.