Understanding Plastic Part Design

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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.

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

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Communication between the part designer and mold designer is crucial to keep the tool design and build on schedule. See picture below showing the new design methods using SOLIDWORKS. This information can be found at the earliest stages of design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

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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.

Plastic Part and Mold Design (survey invitation)

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How do leading companies improve the quality of their plastic parts? If your company designs or produces plastic parts or molds, please share your experience. We are conducting new research on the design of plastic parts and molds and common challenges manufacturers face.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics At The Beach

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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? The big questions are, can this part design be injection molded, and is the resulting part acceptable?

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

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Shipping over 20 million parts per month to customers worldwide, Plastic Components, Inc. We partner with our customers to help them validate each design concept for manufacturability, functionality, assembly, and sustainability before developing the mold,” Riesterer continues.

How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

Shapeways Blog

Have you used Versatile Plastic to make 3D printed prototypes? Versatile Plastic is printed with an SLS process that uses a laser to fuse together nylon powder. Versatile Plastic could be the perfect material for you. Part Three: How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

SOLIDWORKS at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase

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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.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse Now Available at MySolidWorks

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The SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse is now available at MySolidWorks. This course guides you through the process of simulating the injection molding process early in the design stages. MySolidWorks SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS Plastics ecourses injection molding mysolidworks

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017

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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.

Top Questions Answered: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

As part of our month-long feature on Versatile Plastic , we’ve asked you, our readers, to submit your questions about this material. Today, we’re sharing these questions and answers to help you better understand the properties and applications of Versatile Plastic. Versatile Plastic does not have a transparent or translucent color. Do you have any information about the UV stability of Versatile Plastic? Can Versatile Plastic be electroplated? .

Adidas Made an Ocean-Plastic Shoe You Can Actually Buy

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Environmentalism is a great cause and Adidas took it to a whole new level with their newly designed shoe that is made of recycled ocean plastic. This particular model is based on the UltraBoost Uncaged design, one of the brand’s most popular running-meets-lifestyle shoes.

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

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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

Best Practices When Designing Plastic Parts

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It’s fast, affordable and extremely easy to design parts. There are several methods for creating plastic parts – at both the prototyping and production level as well as some best design practices for better parts result.

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

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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. First, you must determine how your part or mold design will impact its production.

Video: Get Plastic Parts Right the First Time

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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.

GENESIS Eco Screen: A 3D Printed Urban Biodiversity Habitat Made of Recycled Plastic

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3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D printing recycled plastic filament Berlin Bigrep bigrep 3d printer bigrep one BigRep ONE 3D printer circular economy closed loop Generative design GENESIS Eco Screen Innofil3D NOWlab PETG recycled rPETLarge-format 3D printing company BigRep, along with its innovation department NOWLAB, just launched their latest sustainability project – GENESIS Eco Screen, the first 3D printed urban plant. View the entire article via our website.

Simplify the Material Selection Process When 3D Printing Plastic Parts

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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.

Top Questions Answered: Multi Jet Fusion Plastic PA12

Shapeways Blog

As part of our month-long feature on Multi Jet Fusion Plastic PA12 , we’ve asked you, our readers, to submit your questions about this material. Please upload a model through our model upload page , select Multi Jet Fusion Plastic and your desired color and finishing to see the price for your model; or reach out to our sales team and we would be happy to help! Part Two: Material Comparison: Nylon Plastics.

Recorded Webinar Spotlight: Better Plastics Part Design

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When designing plastic parts or injection molds, its important to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of part or mold design. The importance of maintaining uniform wall thickness throughout your plastics part designs.

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

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Plastic Injection mold tools are costly, and they take time to manufacture. Even a small design change late in the product development process could turn tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of molds into doorstops and boat anchors.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics: Leveraging Smart Data for Optimal Plastic Part Design & Manufacturability [LIVE WEBINAR]

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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? Take a First Look at SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Identifying Sink Marks Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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Sink Marks appear during the cooling process with injection molding and can be easily identified using SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Detecting them during the design phase saves time and money by avoiding manufacturing defects.

Voytek Medical Uses Versatile Plastic to Transform the Landscape of Healthcare

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Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic. Wherever you are in the 3D design process, Versatile Plastic can be used to help you create the perfect end product. The Many Benefits of Versatile Plastic. Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic.

How Accurate is SOLIDWORKS Plastics? [VIDEO]

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I am often asked questions regarding the accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Plastics and if it lines up with real injection molding. Plastics is great at predicting and avoiding manufacturing defects in your injection molded parts. SOLIDWORKS Plastics for Designers – Real World Correlation.

Green Fab Lab: Using the Fab Lab To 3D Print New Things From Recycled Plastics

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Fab labs, growing in popularity around the globe, have a reputation for being smaller forums where the tools are provided for creative manufacturing, often centered around 3D design and 3D printing. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed recycling 3d printed sports equipment 3D printed upcycling Fab Lab fff 3d printer fused granular fabrication Gigabot 3D printer Green Fab Lab industrial 3d printing Lulzbot TAZ 3D printer

Plastic Madonna Sculpture Hits the Beach in Rio de Janeiro

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HP Nylon Plastic Now Open to All Makers!

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Starting today, anyone can order their own models in HP Nylon Plastic , available in both Raw Gray and Black. A designer from our community tests out HP Nylon Plastic. We have also made updates to the design guidelines, pricing, and lead time. Upload your design here.

Keter Plastics Relies on 3D Printing with BigRep One for Streamlined Design

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For many designers and engineers today, the use of 3D printing has gone far beyond exploring and experimenting while creating new objects. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printed prototypes 3D printing case studies Bigrep BigRep ONE 3D printer industrial 3d printing Keter Plastics 3D printingIt has now become a technology that leading companies such. View the entire article via our website.

California Jewelry Designers Convert 3D Printed ABS Plastic Into Gold in Several Different Ways

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PLASTICS TECH TIP: Configuration Integration (with video)

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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.

HPI Researchers Develop TrussFab 3D Software to Design Strong Structures Using Plastic Bottles and 3D Printed Truss Connectors

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All About Acrylic Plastic

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Plasticizers are used as additives to improve impact resistance, lower glass transition temperature, or enhance processing properties. Electrical : Plastic optical fiber used for short-range communication is made from PMMA or Acrylic plastic. Stadiums in Europe have used acrylic to build designer canopies. Hence, CNC machines are a good fit with acrylic plastics. Acrylic is not the strongest plastic and is actually quite brittle.

Re:Purpose for Good Pursues Several Good Causes at Once with 3D Printed Prosthetics Made from Recycled Plastic

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

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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. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Tech Tips Weld Lines

All About Polyester (PET) Plastic

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The other popular use of Polyester is in making plastic PET bottles. Polyester is also available in a filament form which can be used with 3D printers to create prototypes using computer-aided design files. The post All About Polyester (PET) Plastic appeared first on 3D Insider.

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. First, you must determine how your part or mold design will impact its production.