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.

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.

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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.

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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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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

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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.

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

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3D Design 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed prosthetic hands 3d printed prosthetics 3D printed robotic prosthetics 3d printer filament from recycled plastic australia crowdfunding open source plastic recycling Precious Plastic prosthetics Re:Purpose for Good recycled filament recycled plastic recycling STEAM education

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

ASTERID 1100 3d printer by Plastic Scribbler

DIY 3D Printing

From company page: The Asterid 1100 takes our base model and adds a Smart controller LCD graphics display with SD card reader, it replaces the power resistor in the hot end with a heater cartridge and it adds a PCB heated bed.

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

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. Part Design Issue. Poor Plastic Material Selection.

3D Printing plastic applications

3D Printing Hub

Then you need to check out this short gallery on various 3d printing applications using plastic… What are you going to design? 3D Printing applications and examples If you can design it – you can print it!

Artist to Use 100,000 Plastic Litter Bottles to 3D Print a 12-foot Long Madonna Statue for 2016 Olympics

3DPrint.com

When it comes to pollution, one of the most detrimental issues we are dealing with as a society, besides global warming, is the massive build-up of plastic waste floating within our oceans. 3D Design 3D Printing 2016 olympics 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed statue environment pet 3d print plastic madonna plastic waste

Will your design pass the injection molding process? Check with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

Producing high-quality, plastic injection-molded parts more quickly and cost-effectively than the competition has become a critical factor for manufacturing success in today’s global market. Virtual testing with SOLIDWORKS Plastics. SOLIDWORKS Plastics software.

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.

Researchers Make Kinetic Structures Out of Plastic Bottles, Linear Actuators, and 3D Printed Connectors

3DPrint.com

The integrated, end-to-end 3D software system made it possible to design. 3D Printing 3D Software 3d printed animatronics 3d printed connectors bottles Hasso Plattner Institute kinetic structure linear actuator plastic recycling TrussFab TrussFormer UIST 2018Last spring, we heard about an intriguing research project out of Germany’s Hasso-Plattner Institute (HPI), called TrussFab. View the entire article via our website.

Plastic AM works of art at design shows

Rapid Prototyping News UK

The work we’re doing with Michael Eden is continuing to generate stunning works of art using our plastic Additive Manufacturing process, and some are being displayed at design shows at the moment.

Comparing Methods for Plastics Assembly

Design 2 Part News

Engineers have myriad options for joining plastic parts. There are quite a few options for welding plastic parts, including ultrasonics, laser, hot plate and radio frequency. Engineers should choose a fastener designed specifically for plastics.

3D Reprint Your Plastic Waste

3D Printing Industry

Wouldn’t it be nice if, instead of piling all of your junk into a couple of bins for the waste management people to take away, you could separate your plastics, paper, metal, compost, etc. … The original post 3D Reprint Your Plastic Waste appeared first on 3D Printing Industry.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Manager Showcase: What’s New in Plastics

The Solidworks Blog

Today’s SOLIDWORKS Expert is Peter Rucinski, Senior Product Manager, SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Peter on what’s new in Plastics: One of the primary design rules to follow when designing injection molded plastic parts is to maintain uniform wall thickness.

Materials Explainer: 3D Printing in Strong & Flexible Plastics

Shapeways Blog

We recently announced that new finishes are available on our Strong & Flexible plastics (also known as XSF). Strong & Flexible plastic models are made using a technique called selective laser sintering (SLS).

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.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

The Solidworks Blog

As I meet new and experienced simulation users, the more I realize that the difference between a designer and an analyst is that the analyst knows the complexity of the analysis problem at hand, and they can describe the physics and analysis procedures required to solve it.

World's First Robotic 3D Printed Modified Plastic Footbridges on Display at Tongji University

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3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed architecture 3D printed bridge 3d printed bridges 3d printing architecture bridge china College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University conference modified plastic robotic 3d printing Shanghai summer camp Tongji University urban planning workshopsWhen we talk about 3D printed bridges, they’re usually made out of heavy construction materials, like concrete or steel.

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.