Understanding Plastic Part Design

The Solidworks Blog

Plastic parts are now commonplace in consumer product design, and for good reason. For the engineering and design team at URB-E, it was a no brainier to utilize plastic components for the fenders and battery hub in order to ramp up its production.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics SP1 New Features

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a simulation tool that enables you to optimize plastic part designs for manufacturability. By using plastics simulation you can predict and avoid common injection molding defects before cutting steel. A Hands-On Experience with SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

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What is Design Analysis?

Javelin Tech Tips

In its simplest terms, design analysis is a powerful software technology for simulating physical behavior on the computer. These are the types of questions for which design analysis provides accurate answers. Design Analysis. Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

SOLIDWORKS Plastics At The Beach

The Solidworks Blog

Which got me thinking, could I a mechanical engineer with minimal plastics training, design a new sandcastle bucket that looks right and can be successfully manufactured? Lastly, by running a draft analysis I know that the geometry can be ejected from the mold.

Structural Analysis Engineer: The New Summer Lifeguard

The Solidworks Blog

These buckle clips are made of plastic, they need to be easily and securely inserted but be secure enough to not open when pulled on. In addition, the plastic material of the clip buckle has a nonlinear load deflection response.

Come On.Who Needs Plastic Fill Analysis Tools Anyway?

CADD Edge

The topic of plastics fill analysis tools came up and his statement was, “Aren’t they really only for the mold designer?” My Experience with Plastic Fill Analysis. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Just for Mold Builders? So is SOLIDWORKS Plastics only for the mold tool builder

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017

The Solidworks Blog

The process of designing plastic parts has always been one fraught with anxiety. Take the guesswork out of designing plastic parts by using SOLIDWORKS Plastics injection-molding simulation software. Many new enhancements have been added to SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017.

Plastic Components Improves Speed and Accuracy of Injection Molding While Reducing Back-end Costs

The Solidworks Blog

Shipping over 20 million parts per month to customers worldwide, Plastic Components, Inc. Before we added SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium software, we’d sometimes discover an issue on very complex components during the first mold trial that would require a second, third, or more trials.”.

SOLIDWORKS at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase

The Solidworks Blog

Later this month, more than 60,000 plastics industry professionals will descend on Orlando, Florida for NPE2015 , the world’s leading plastics tradeshow. Here’s a quick description of each session: Designing Plastic Parts: Learn how to streamline plastic part design and development.

Simplify the Material Selection Process When 3D Printing Plastic Parts

The Solidworks Blog

Of the 114,000 thousand plastics recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers , roughly 600 are used in 3D printing processes. In this post, we’ll cover common 3D printing materials used to prototype plastic part designs.

PLASTICS TECH TIP: Configuration Integration (with video)

Fisher/Unitech

SOLIDWORKS Plastics gives you a little more flexibility than our other simulation tools with respect to simulation model management. This is a handy way to manage multiple Plastics analyses but you only have to manage one CAD file. If there''s no match, the Plastics tree is blank.

Video: Get Plastic Parts Right the First Time

The Solidworks Blog

Ensuring strength, rigidity, and easy assembly of your plastic parts can be a challenge. This short video will show you how to design your plastic parts right the first time and ensure: Optimal plastics material selection based on your requirements.

Material analysis: your product depends on it!

The Solidworks Blog

Now that we understand how the OxyArm will deliver air and react to its operational environment, it’s time to consider which plastic materials best suit the design. To meet these requirements, four common plastic materials were analyzed for manufacturability.

Comparing the Operational Characteristics of Plastic 3D Printed Spur Gears

3DPrint.com

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed gear 3D printing gears ABS 3D printing analysis comparative research experiment mechanical engineering pla 3d printing polymeric materials research paperSpur gears, which can achieve high transmission ratio and energy efficiency, are comment elements used in the transmission of motion and high intensity power for mechanical power drives, i.e. belt. View the entire article via our website.

Build Your Own Plastic Shredder For Turning Waste in 3D Printer Filament

3DPrint.com

David Watkins is a Pennsylvanian maker and 3D printing enthusiast who’s skilled in electronics, mechanics, kinematics, and data analysis, and he wanted to take on a problem he faced after purchasing his printer –... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printer filament from recycled plastic 3d printing accessories 3d printing materials 3d printing support devices cheap waste plastic shredder instructables plastic recycling

Find Venting Issues Earlier with SOLIDWORKS Plastics!

CADD Edge

So, you have a plastic part and you keep seeing small black marks on the surface. Is the plastic too thin somehow in that one area? If, in the design process, SOLIDWORKS Plastics was used, you would have been able to predict this issue and fix it before steel was even cut.

Troubleshooting Injection Molding Warpage with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

Causes . Incorrect processing parameters. Mold Issue. Injection molding machine issue. Part design issue. Poor plastic material selection. SOLIDWORKS Plastics warpage detection tool. Poor Plastic Material Selection. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Live Town Hall Webcast: Bridging the Gap between Plastic Part Design and Manufacturing

The Solidworks Blog

Plastic Injection mold tools are costly, and they take time to manufacture. This 90-minute event is sponsored by DS SolidWorks Plastic Design group and will on focus on: Plastic Materials Selection & Preparation.

ASTM International, Boeing, Others Developing Additive Manufacturing Standard for Plastics

Additive Manufacturing

May 23, 2019 – ASTM International’s committee on additive manufacturing technologies ( F42 ) is developing a standard-guide for mechanical testing of additively manufactured plastics ( WK66029 ). CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.,

How to detect Weld Lines in Plastic Part Design with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics , you can detect weld lines if they are present in your part, and SOLIDWORKS does a great job at predicting the weld lines location on the part once the simulation process is complete. Show Weld Lines in Analysis Results.

SolidWorks Plastics:Insert molding

CATI Tech Notes

SolidWorks Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds, as well as advanced CAE analysis. This is a two part model with the yellow being plastic and blue part is metal.

Troubleshooting Short Shot Injection Molding Defects with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

When the plastic material does not completely fill the mold cavity during the injection molding process, this phenomenon is called a Short or Short Shot. An example is shown in the SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation results video below: Causes of Short Shot. What is a Short Shot?

Determine Part Warpage and Cooling Effects Accurately with SW Plastics

CADD Edge

The setup for this process is easy and intuitive using SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium. Once these parameters are defined, we’re ready to run our analysis and view our results. SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2-Day Training Course. SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Sculpteo Introduces Solid Black Plastic to Their Extensive 3D Printing Material Lineup

3DPrint.com

Whether they’re providing us with a analysis on the current “State of 3D Printing”, detailing the specs of a few of Carbon’s materials, or simply introducing us to innovative materials of their. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printing materials 3d printing service bureau black plastic material EOS FORMIGA P110 high resistance Polyamide 11 polyamide powder powdered material sculpteo selective laser sintering Solid Black Plastic

3D Printing or Plastic Injection : our guide to cost efficiency

Sculpteo

In order to perfectly understand the main advantages of 3D Printing for short series production, we made a comparative analysis of the respective advantages and drawbacks of each technology when it comes to production. It’s out!

Polylactic Acid (PLA) – An Environment Friendly and Non-Toxic 3D Printing Plastic Material

BIS Research

The supply chain of 3D printing plastics as a 3D printing material include 3D printed parts manufacturers, material suppliers, and end-users. One of the most commonly used 3D printing material is polylactic acid (PLA) and is often used as 3D printing plastic filament, globally.

SolidWorks Plastics 2014: What’s New?

CADD Edge

Teaser time…I will be going back through the AR Drone, and focusing on Plastics…using it to gain insight on weld lines, sink marks, fill and pack times, and now in 2014 SP1: warpage and cooling analysis. This new tool, Plastics Advanced, does some pretty cool stuff.

Find Shot Size, Fill & Pack Time, and More with SOLIDWORKS Plastics!

CADD Edge

Whether you are a plastics Engineer or Designer, Mold Processing Engineer or a Mold Tool designer, the more information you have about your part/mold, the easier your job is. The better way to do things is to run SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Learn About SOLIDWORKS Plastics Training Courses!

How to Avoid Sink Marks with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

Plastic part with Sink Marks. Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation software, designers and engineers can detect mold part defects such as sinks marks well before the part is manufactured, reducing expense mold rework. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

CATI Tech Notes: Composite Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

CATI Tech Notes

« Design Plastic Parts More Efficiently and Accurately With SOLIDWORKS Plastics | Main. Composite Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. To understand complex component responses with analysis of composite parts use Solidworks Simulation. CATI Tech Notes. Archives.

DIMENSIONEXT: Analysis: 3D Systems Acquires Robtec

Dimensionext

Analysis: 3D Systems Acquires Robtec. Analysis: 3D Systems Acquires Robtec. It was plastic. Plastic things made by 3D printing are not as cheap. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST. ABOUT.

CATI Tech Notes: Design Plastic Parts More Efficiently and.

CATI Tech Notes

Composite Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation » July 10, 2014. Design Plastic Parts More Efficiently and Accurately With SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Take the complexity out of getting your injection molds right the VERY first time with SOLIDWORKS Plastics. CATI Tech Notes.

How to Prevent Injection Molding Air Traps with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

Injection Molding Air Traps occur when a bubble of air is trapped as plastic flow fronts coincide. The air bubble, or air trap, can cause various defects in a plastic part such as blemishes on the surface, incomplete filling and packing. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Air Trap Analysis Results.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Plastics Overview – #SW2016

CATI Tech Notes

There are some really great enhancements to Plastics in 2016! It is the default flow solver for plastic injection molding analysis. One of which is a new category for Runner Domain. You can assign runner domain to solid components as well as a mesh with solid elements.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation

CATI Tech Notes

What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD, or Simulation package? SOLIDWORKS Plastics. SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a powerful injection molding simulation tool that helps you optimize the design and manufacturability of your plastic parts and injection molds.

Ambix Injects Precision into Plastic Parts with Integrated Mold-filling Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

Almost everywhere you look in today’s world, you see consumer products made out of plastic. Even with so much plastic being used, most people do not realize what it takes to make this type of merchandise: expensive equipment with intricate parts.

Are You Ready for an All-Plastic Automotive Engine?

Design 2 Part News

A rendering of the Polimotor 2 all-plastic, composite-based engine. That wouldn’t be the case today, he said, because a much higher level of competence in plastics and composites technology is readily accessible. Image courtesy of Solvay Engineering Plastics/Composite Castings.