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

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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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Working with plastics in 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions.

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? SOLIDWORKS Plastics reports a Fill Time of 9.5 In plastic part design, the geometry is only half the story.

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

The Solidworks Blog

This information can be found at the earliest stages of design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Multiple iterations can be used to check different design scenarios, plastics simulation information, and molding conditions to achieve a well-designed part that can be manufactured.

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.”.

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 3D printing technologies: HP Multi Jet Fusion vs SLS

Sculpteo

The post Plastic 3D printing technologies: HP Multi Jet Fusion vs SLS appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. According to our 2017 study The State of 3D printing, p […].

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.

3D printing with plastics: what about the details?

Sculpteo

The post 3D printing with plastics: what about the details? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo When you hear 3D printing, you might think about thick […].

Introducing our new Grey Plastic Material

Sculpteo

The post Introducing our new Grey Plastic Material appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends. & More Sculpteo News grey material plasticColored 3D prints are the coolest, but they’re of […].

Comparison between 3D printing and traditional manufacturing processes for plastics

Sculpteo

The post Comparison between 3D printing and traditional manufacturing processes for plastics appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo Initially created as a method for rapid prototyping, 3D […].

Waterproof plastic testing: How did our plastic parts perform

Sculpteo

Recently we talked about our waterproof plastic finish, […]. The post Waterproof plastic testing: How did our plastic parts perform appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

Solid Black Plastic Now Available

Sculpteo

We are launching today our Solid Black Plastic, a very […]. The post Solid Black Plastic Now Available appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends. & More 3D Printing discount Solid Black Plastic

Live Event: Leveraging Smart Data for Optimal Plastic Part Design & Manufacturability

The Solidworks Blog

Are you a Plastic Part Designer, Process Engineer, and/or an Injection Mold Designer that needs real world answers to the following questions? Has my plastic part design been optimized to ensure optimal cycle time? SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Waterproof Plastic: Smoothing Beautifier finish for 3D printed plastic parts

Sculpteo

Do you want to 3D print something in plastic, but you w […]. The post Waterproof Plastic: Smoothing Beautifier finish for 3D printed plastic parts appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

RepRap: Blog: Conducting Plastic Experiments

RepRap Blog

RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Conducting Plastic Experiments. We have been experimenting with putting conducting particles in printing plastic, inspired by this paper: [link]. plastic film over it. I've been scouring the web to find an email or direct way to contact you other than the blog and I can't find anything.

February’s Top Five Blog Posts

The Solidworks Blog

The Cardinal Rules of Designing Injection Molded Plastic Parts. Plastic design expert and SOLIDWORKS Senior Product Portfolio Manager Peter Rucinski shares the four cardinal rules of designing injection molded plastic parts.

30 on 3D: Fastener Options For 3D Printed Plastics

Purple Platypus

In this edition of 30 on 3D, our Senior R&D Engineer, Cameron Williams, explains different fastener options for 3D printed plastics. There are screws specifically designed to go into brittle type or layered type plastic.

3D printing materials: The 7 benefits of plastic 3D printing!

Sculpteo

The post 3D printing materials: The 7 benefits of plastic 3D printing! appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo “What material should I use for 3D printing?” is certai […].

Recorded Webinar: Solving Part and Mold Manufacturing Design Issues with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

The Solidworks Blog

More than 80 percent of all plastic parts used in products today are a result of the injection molding process. Three main challenges stand between you and a successfully injection-molded plastic part. SOLIDWORKS mold design plastic part design plastics SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Will 3D Printing be the demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

Leslie's Blog

Some observers of the plastics manufacturing industry, especially those with a vested interest, would like to have you believe that 3D printing is going to be the demise of injection molding. It is a basic, dependable method of producing high quality plastic parts. By Denny Scher.

Put an End to Plastic Part Problems by Answering Three Questions

The Solidworks Blog

Are you on a quest to design the best plastic parts? Those who design plastic parts must answer these questions three, or they might not like the part they see. Before sending your designs to manufacturing it’s important to be certain of the following: Will my plastic part mold fill?

48 hours discount: 20% off your white plastic prints

Sculpteo

For 48 hours you can save 20% on all your white plastic […]. The post 48 hours discount: 20% off your white plastic prints appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends. & More discount plastic White plastic

RepRap: Blog: More Printed Circuitry

RepRap Blog

RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Previously the plastic and metal were printed on separate machines.

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Introducing Our New 3D Printed Flexible Plastic Material

Sculpteo

The post Introducing Our New 3D Printed Flexible Plastic Material appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends. & More Sculpteo News ces 2016 Flexible Plastic material TPU3D printing is all about making the smartest material c […].

Comparison between 3D printing and traditional manufacturing processes for plastics

Sculpteo

The post Comparison between 3D printing and traditional manufacturing processes for plastics appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo Initially created as a method for rapid prototyping, 3D […].

Flexible Plastic for 3D printing: PEBA is available at Sculpteo

Sculpteo

The post Flexible Plastic for 3D printing: PEBA is available at Sculpteo appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D News Additive manufacturing Sculpteo News 3D Printing 3DPrintingMaterial Flexible Plastic PEBA PEBA material

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.

3D printing plastic: Which material should you choose?

Sculpteo

The post 3D printing plastic: Which material should you choose? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. There are various materials available on the 3D printin […].

3D printing with recycled plastic: Turning food waste into sustainable materials

Sculpteo

The post 3D printing with recycled plastic: Turning food waste into sustainable materials appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo Additive Manufacturing is a cutting-edge technology alr […].

Sustainability Series blog post: Packing Things Up

3D Perspectives

“ The Great Pacific Garbage Patch ” might sound like a horror story but, unfortunately, it is very real: a giant collection of marine debris in the waters between North America and Japan that is primarily made up of plastic.

New Coloring for Plastic – Grey

Sculpteo

To continue our process of continuous improvement, we are excited to offer you the newest in our colors for plastic – grey. Our plastic material is among our most durable and resilient materials. Grey Plastic 3D Print of Mozart.

April’s Top Five Blog Posts

The Solidworks Blog

April’s blog posts had you covered on the new product development front. SOLIDWORKS Plastics expert, Peter Rucinski, explains why it’s extremely important to use engineering simulation tools to validate that your designs are manufacturable and fit for purpose.

How safe is 3D printed plastic for children?

Sculpteo

Could you offer a toy made with 3D printed plastic? Polyamide 2200 is the real name of plastic material that we 3d print at Sculpteo. The post How safe is 3D printed plastic for children? appeared first on Sculpteo Blog. Christmas is the best time for kids!

Introducing our new Economy Plan on Plastic Order

Sculpteo

If time is not of the essence, get up to 30% off your print by choosing our new Economy Plan available on your plastic orders. . That’s why we’re offering different production options on plastic. & More Discounts and Special Offers Sculpteo News plastic pricing

RepRap: Blog: Colour mixing

RepRap Blog

RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. What about writing the software to do the part infill using the purge plastic?