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.

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. and plastics simulation.

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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 Simulation

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. Before we added SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium software, we’d sometimes discover an issue on very complex components during the first mold trial that would require a second, third, or more trials.”.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

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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.

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

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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.

New SOLIDWORKS 2019 Simulation and Data Management Solutions are Unveiled Live

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More accurately simulate real-world conditions with Distributed Loading. Optimize the design of plastic injection-molded parts using new functionality and workflows is SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

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.

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. SOLIDWORKS SimulationDetecting them during the design phase saves time and money by avoiding manufacturing defects.

Experience What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018

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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.

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.

SIMULATION FOR BUILDINGS

3D Perspectives

The following article is excerpted from SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION. In this figure, the contours show maximum principal plastic strain values. Learn all about SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION.

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? SOLIDWORKS Plastics reports a Fill Time of 9.5 In plastic part design, the geometry is only half the story.

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. Realistic Simulation Sustainability annual report SIMULIA sustainability World Oceans Day

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

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 Simulation: Mechanism Design

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS has come with a new module called Simulation Standard , which can precisely simulate the above discussed points and help designers design mechanisms. This video provides a good example of what a simulation looks like: Here’s a quick overview of how it works.

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.

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.

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

Visitech: Making Cricket Safer with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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Visitech stepped up to the crease and knocked the challenge for six – with a little help from SOLIDWORKS Simulation… Say hello to Alan Meeks, product designer extraordinaire. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

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

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.

Design for Additive Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

Javelin Tech Tips

Widespread adoption of the materials and geometric freedom provided by additive manufacturing pushes the boundaries of traditional simulation validation processes. The post Design for Additive Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study appeared first on The Javelin Blog.

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

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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.

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.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Educational Event in Mississauga, ON.

Javelin Tech Tips

as we showcase how design and manufacturing companies similar to yours are solving their most challenging plastics, fluid flow, thermal and mechanical design problems using SOLIDWORKS’ powerful CFD simulation and design validation capabilities. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.

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

Will Drafting Help a Road Cyclist? A Flow Simulation Study

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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. The Simulation process remains same, except that we use two cycles.

OxyArm: Engineering a Medical First with Simulation

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This series will cover how SOLIDWORKS Simulation features were used to determine optimal air flow, best materials for plastic injection molding, calculate the device’s durability and understand cost to manufacture.

Why you should attend a local Canadian SOLIDWORKS Simulation Event this month

Javelin Tech Tips

How will SOLIDWORKS Simulation help you? Learn how Javelin can help you overcome your design challenges with SOLIDWORKS Simulation software! SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Sessions will cover: Simulation capabilities of SOLIDWORKS: Stress and deflection, Buckling, Fatigue, Optimization.

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.

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. SOLIDWORKS mold design plastic part design plastics SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Troubleshooting Injection Molding Warpage with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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Causes . Incorrect processing parameters. Mold Issue. Injection molding machine issue. Part design issue. Poor plastic material selection. SOLIDWORKS Plastics warpage detection tool. Simulation Post Processing Results. Poor Plastic Material Selection.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 [WEBINAR]

Javelin Tech Tips

With the new powerful and intuitive SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 solutions, product engineers can virtually test new ideas quickly, efficiently evaluate performance, improve quality, and get the knowledge for product innovation. Macro Recording in Simulation. Offloaded Simulation.

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.

Add University-Validated Injection Molding Simulation to Your Workflow

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These are some of the reasons why manufacturers are increasingly using plastics materials for new products and why the use of injection-molding manufacturing processes has expanded every year for the past half century. SOLIDWORKS Plastics plastic part design UMass Lowell Whitepaper