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. and plastics simulation.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer: A Customer’s Perspective from HYDAC

The Solidworks Blog

In 2018, we invited some SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium users to try our newest simulation offering: SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE) , a powerful cloud-based structural simulation solution powered by Abaqus , the best finite element analysis (FEA) solver on the market.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

The Solidworks Blog

Today, simulation has become a tool used throughout the product development process. Well, simulation became accessible to those without PhDs and computers grew more powerful. Using simulation tools in design isn’t just about validating an idea – it’s about powering innovation.

Experience What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018

The Solidworks Blog

Whether you need to test for structural integrity, fluid dynamics, or plastics manufacturability, the SOLIDWORKS Simulation suite provides an easy-to-use portfolio of analysis tools for predicting a product’s real-world physical behavior by virtually testing your CAD models.

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

The Solidworks Blog

Increasing emphasis on concurrent part and tool design makes the associability with the part model data more significant than ever for faster reaction in the event of design changes. This information can be found at the earliest stages of design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

The Best of Tales from 3DEXPERIENCE, SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer & SOLIDWORKS Simulation Desktop

The Solidworks Blog

There has been a lot of buzz recently in the SOLIDWORKS community about SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer or SSE on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE) is a group of Apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as shown below.

Cleaning up our oceans with simulation

3D Perspectives

CLEANING UP OUR OCEANS WITH SIMULATION. The Ocean Cleanup is designing and developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic that comes in by millions of tons. BRUNO SAINTE-ROSE, Lead Computational Modeler, The Ocean Cleanup.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Mechanism Design

The Solidworks Blog

And ultimately they need to create multiple prototypes to ensure their models work as expected. SOLIDWORKS has come with a new module called Simulation Standard , which can precisely simulate the above discussed points and help designers design mechanisms.

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. In particular, you can choose if you want to link your simulations to your SOLIDWORKS CAD configurations. Happy Simulating!

Solving Beamy Part 2 – Three-Point Bending Test with SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer

The Solidworks Blog

Figure 1 shows a typical 3-point bending test, but please read the previous blog for a review of how we solved the problem using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium. Figure 3 shows the Feature Manager available in SSE, which describes the settings for the simulation.

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.

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 Frisbee Flow Simulation

CADD Edge

After my previous summer games blog, I decided to try it in flow simulation. Not only would it satisfy the mystery of how Frisbees fly without wings, it would also be a great chance to try the new option in Flow Simulation for rotating bodies. SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer – Solving Complex Physics with Speed and Confidence

The Solidworks Blog

I’m excited to announce that starting today SIMULIA® Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE) is commercially available! Built on the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, SSE enables you to speed up the design process by running simulation calculations in the cloud or on your local machine.

Will Drafting Help a Road Cyclist? A Flow Simulation Study

The Solidworks Blog

Analyst by profession and heart, I decided to check myself so I jumped on one of the Simulation tools that I use, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. I can also simulate multiple cyclists to check the effect of drafting. Here is an image of that model.

Simulating a Cleaner World, From Molecule to Metropolis

3D Perspectives

Engineers are using sophisticated models to clean plastic debris from oceans, optimize airflow in smog-filled cities, and make vehicles lighter and more efficient. trillion pieces of plastic, which lies halfway between Hawaii and California, is roughly twice the size of Texas.

You “Heart” 3D Models. Dr. Mac Quantz 3D Models Hearts.

The Solidworks Blog

Mac’s SOLIDWORKS journey began by focusing on ways to make surgical simulations less biologically costly and more accessible to students. So I thought: ‘This would be a great model for surgical simulation.’”. I went from concept, to mockup, to SOLIDWORKS, to a plastic part.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2017

The Solidworks Blog

The newest release of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2017 is packed with new user-requested enhancements that make it even easier and faster to determine the impact of a liquid or gas flow on your product designs during the design phase—long before physical protoypes are created.

The Art of Simulation Data Management

The Solidworks Blog

Manufacturing industries are increasing the use of simulation tools to better understand and validate product behavior. However, I have always wondered how companies that adopt aggressive design simulation processes successfully manage the resulting data.

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There is a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design

Javelin Tech Tips

Use a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design! With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the virtual testing environment makes validating your design a breeze. SOLIDWORKS Simulation is available in three packages: SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard.

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. Once the plastic material cools down, it solidifies into the shape of the mold contour and conforms to the geometry of the desired part.

World Cup: Simulating Stadium Foot Traffic in SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Flow simulation assumes continuum mechanics which is a good analogy for when a group of people are tightly contained and they are all moving towards an exit. So that got me thinking: can you model the movement of people with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation ?

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation

CATI Tech Notes

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation . What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, or Simulation package? SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Enter you SOLIDWORKS Plastics serial number.

What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation and how can it help me?

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Software. If you are an existing SOLIDWORKS user then you need to take a look at the Simulation suite of products that are built right into SOLIDWORKS. Discover SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Learn how shells are used to model thin structures.

How accurate is FEA and CFD simulation?

The Solidworks Blog

A question I have been asked throughout the years when presenting Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to many companies is: How accurate is FEA and CFD simulation? SOLIDWORKS Simulation (FEA) validation example. Design SOLIDWORKS CFD FEA Simulation

Unveiling SOLIDWORKS 2020: Built for Speed with Streamlined Workflows

The Solidworks Blog

This dramatically reduces the amount of model data that needs to be loaded while working on large assemblies. Hybrid Mesh: For Simulation , an improved mesh formulation allows both Draft and High quality solid elements to coexist in the same simulation study.

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.

Plastics Tech Tip: Is the Plastics Solver Able to Use Multiple Cores?

Fisher/Unitech

I often get asked for hardware recommendations for our simulation products and if the solvers are able to utilize multiple cores. My general recommendation and rule of thumb is that clock speed/number of cores affect solve times and memory affects the size of the model we can handle.

Patient-Specific 3D Printed Models Help Plastic Surgeons Plan and Perform Rhinoplasty

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

At the time, Jennet was so embarrassed by his face he refused to go to a local hospital to meet Dr. Tal Dagan, an Associate Adjunct Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Unlike a standard implant, the device was created using sample models taken from the noses of the patient’s close family members to recreate the most natural and culturally appropriate graft. Healthcare 3d printed medical models

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.

How to Replace Metal with Thermoplastics

The Solidworks Blog

Have you ever considered replacing your metal parts with plastic parts? It could be a viable option especially when it comes to the flexibility of manufacture, faster production cycle times, and cost-effectiveness of replacing metal parts with plastic parts.

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Senses and Sensibility: Putting the Consumer at the Center of Simulation and Design

3D Perspectives

Computer modeling and simulation have risen to this challenge with powerful software, high-performance hardware, and ease-of-use tools that enable design engineers to create products and services that are more consumer-centric.

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!

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. Post By Wayne White.

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. From there we would model the item and get prototypes made. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Just for Mold Builders?

Go Beyond the Surface on the Concept to Consumer Tour

The Solidworks Blog

My recommendation to Todd was to use SOLIDWORKS surfacing tools to design a slick-looking plastic injection molded fender. He cited costs and timelines, but I knew his true hesitation was due to his lack of surface modeling experience.

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