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.

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.

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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.

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 […].

An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Modern Tech

A day without using plastic parts is unimaginable. From consumer electronics to children’s toys, kitchen gadgets and medical devices, the use of components made from plastic materials has steadily increased.

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? In order to keep the cost down, I decided that my sandcastle will be manufactured using the injection molding process.

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. A round trip is what we call the process of qualifying a customer’s component from sampling to mold approval,” Riesterer says. “We

Cubicure introduces Hot Lithography process for performance plastics

3D Printing Industry

To encourage the adoption of more lithography-based 3D printing technologies in industry, the founders of Cubicure developed a proprietary process that broadens the range of materials available to the vat polymerization process. Cubicure is a vat polymerization 3D printer developer, founded as a spinout company from TU Wien, the technical university of Vienna.

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 […].

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.

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. The post How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

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.

Identifying Sink Marks Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Modern Tech

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.

Lancashire3D launches recycled plastic filament range for 3D printers

3D Printing Industry

Made to combat wastage in material extrusion processes, the range is made from two sources of recycled plastic: unwanted parts and waste filament/supports. With it, Lancashire3D expects to reclaim over 165 kg of waste each year, and integrate a circular production process. […]. Lancashire3D, a UK-based 3D printing service bureau, has launched its Sustainable Range of materials.

Post-Processing Tips: Hand-Dyeing Strong & Flexible Plastics

Shapeways Blog

In today’s post, we’ll explore an easy custom jewelry finishing technique for Strong & Flexible plastic. Strong & Flexible plastic is an incredibly versatile material. If a color is selected during the checkout process, we will hand-dye the material to your choice.

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.

FAQ: Smooth Multi Jet Fusion Plastic Black PA12

Shapeways Blog

Does this post-processing cause dimensional variation? . The smoothing process results in no more than a 0.4% Parts post processed using the PostPro3D® technology do not show a cytotoxic effect in accordance with ISO 10993-5, ISO 10993-1 and ISO 10993-12. .

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.

How to friction weld plastic with filament and Dremel

DIY 3D Printing

Electronhacks made this video to show production process of the 3d printed fan duct. However it is also excellent demonstration of friction welding plastic with filament inserted into Dremel. Update 2: dremel filament how to PLA plastic welding video

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. Part Four: Tutorial: Post processing PA12.

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.

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

Nylon Plastics Material Guide: PA11, PA12, PA12GB in SLS and MJF

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways offers several different nylon plastic materials: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) PA12 known as Versatile Plastic , Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) PA11 , Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) PA12 , and Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) PA12 Glass Beads. Versatile Plastic).

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. DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. A designer from our community tests out HP Nylon Plastic. Testing bracelets printed in HP Nylon Plastic.

All About Polypropylene Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Polypropylene is regarded as the “steel” of plastics because it can be modified and customized in multiple ways to suit a wide variety of applications. It is, in fact, the second-most widely produced commodity plastic.

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. and process what you can into reusable material? By Michael Molitch-Hou.

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.

All About Acrylic Plastic

3D Printing Hub

It can subsequently be re-heated again and the same process can continue without any significant degradation. Acrylic is also easy to handle and process. The result of that process was the creation of an acrylic sheet, which ended up separating from the glass. Acrylic is formed by a process known as polymerization. In this process, a monomer (often methyl methacrylate) is reacted with a catalyst to create a chain of linked polymers.

Can Plastic Bags Be Recycled?

3D Printing Hub

Although recent times have seen a massive shift in the attitude of people towards plastic waste, it’s quite apparent that there is still much work to be done. A huge portion of the world’s plastic waste, and the ones that we encounter daily, are plastic bags. From our groceries to dry cleaning bags and the plastic envelopes used for air mail, plastic bags are disposed of practically everywhere. What’s the best way to recycle these plastic bags?

DIMENSIONEXT: Plastic As Currency With 3DP & The Plastic Bank

Dimensionext

Plastic As Currency With 3DP & The Plastic Bank. Plastic As Currency With 3D Printing & The Plastic Bank. An amazing initiative by The Plastic Bank is setting up plastic re-purposing centres around the world in places where waste plastic and poverty abound.

All About Polyester (PET) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

The other popular use of Polyester is in making plastic PET bottles. Polyester can be produced via two processes, one is using ethylene glycol and dimethyl terephthalate, and the second is using ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. Water is removed via distillation during the process.

TriDInnov 3D Prints Electronic Components on Plastic Surfaces

DIY 3D Printing

Looks like TriDInnov from France has a working technology that prints conductive electronics on plastic surfaces.

Circular Economy Targeting Fully Recyclable Plastics – Questions & Answers

BIS Research

Thank you all for attending the emerging tech webinar on Circular Economy- In Pursuit of Fully Recyclable Plastic , organized by BIS Research. The goal would be that as the process scales, the technology will go down the cost curve and smaller scale units will be possible.

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

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. The hydrocarbon materials are processed to form long chains of molecules.