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.

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

The Solidworks Blog

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.

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? .

Plastic Part and Mold Design (survey invitation)

Tech Clarity

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.

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

Voytek Medical Uses Versatile Plastic to Transform the Landscape of Healthcare

Shapeways Blog

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.

The Cardinal Rules of Designing Injection Molded Plastic Parts

The Solidworks Blog

When designing injection molded plastic parts, here are some simple rules to follow that will help to ensure higher-quality parts that are easier to manufacture: Maintain Uniform Wall Thickness. Folow Rib Design Guidelines.

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.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse Now Available at MySolidWorks

The Solidworks Blog

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

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.

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

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.

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.

All About Acrylic Plastic

3D Printing Hub

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.

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. 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]

Javelin Tech Tips

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.

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.

All About Polyester (PET) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

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 Spotlight: Better Plastics Part Design

The Solidworks Blog

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.

How Accurate is SOLIDWORKS Plastics? [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

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.

HP Nylon Plastic Now Open to All Makers!

Shapeways Blog

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.

SABIC Wins Two European Plastics innovation Awards

Additive Manufacturing

September 27, 2017 — SABIC has been named winner in two categories at the 2017 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers ( SPE ) and trade association PlasticsEurope in Brussels on Monday (Sept 18).

What is plastic made from?

3D Printing Hub

Plastic is a material that every single person on this planet uses. Plastic is economical to produce and is not a scarce resource. Plastic solved the issue of scarcity of such resources. Plastics are light in weight and demonstrate varying degrees of physical strength depending on the type of plastic. Plastics are made from the raw material called hydrocarbons. These chains form the plastic material that we know of today. Natural Plastics.

Plastic Pellets for 3D Printing: What’s the Point?

3D Printing Hub

In FDM printing, the starting material is typically plastic filament, which is fed into an extruder and a hot end nozzle. The melted filament is then laid down on a build platform, the print head moving according to the design you have loaded to the printer. What are plastic pellets?

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

3DPrint.com

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.

Plastic Madonna Sculpture Hits the Beach in Rio de Janeiro

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

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

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

3DPrint.com

3D Printing 3D Software 3d modeling software 3d printed connectors 3d software bottle bottles eco-friendly germany Hasso Plattner Institute plastic recycling recycled plastic recycling recycling plastic research sketchup TrussFabWhen I was in high school, I spent most Saturday nights in the gymnasium with my fellow band friends, playing in the pep band for the basketball games. Since we played during halftime, when most. View the entire article via our website.

All About Nylon (PA) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Nylon may not be the most slippery of all the plastics commercially available, but it is still good enough to be used with parts where there is a lot of wear and movement. Nylon can also be mixed and combined with other engineering plastics. Production costs can also be kept low as nylon is one of the cheapest plastics available commercially. Nylon is also available in a filament form which can be used with 3D printers to create prototypes using computer-aided design files.

All About Polystyrene (PS) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

The result of this reaction is the creation of the plastic that is known as polystyrene. Polystyrene foam is produced by blowing agents into the plastic, which expand and form a foam, which basically consists of trapped air. High Impact Polystyrene 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 Polystyrene (PS) Plastic appeared first on 3D Insider.

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.

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. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Tech Tips Weld Lines

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.

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. SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS Plastics injection molding plastic part design