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.

Designing and Molding Better Plastic Parts (survey results)

Tech Clarity

What’s the cost of poor-quality plastic parts? Findings from Tech-Clarity’s eBook, How-to Guide for Designing and Molding Better Plastic Parts reveal that 96% of surveyed manufacturers report finding manufacturing defects during mold trials.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cloud-based Abaqus Simulation for SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Structural Mechanics Engineer is a comprehensive structural simulation SaaS (software as a service) solution for SOLIDWORKS users with the proven Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) technology on the collaborative 3D EXPERIENCE platform. Where is the simulation data saved?

The Value of Simulation Web Series

The Solidworks Blog

Last week, we concluded Part 2 of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SIMULIAworks webinar series. We are using unique themes as below to highlight the depth and breadth of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation technologies. June 3rd: Can your Plastics Part be Manufactured?

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

The Value of Simulation Web Series: Part Three

The Solidworks Blog

We just concluded Part 3 of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SIMULIAworks webinar series. The Value and Productivity themes here show the depth and breadth of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation solutions. Theme #1 – The Value of Simulation / Which Design is the best?

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.

The Value of Simulation: Which Design is the Best?

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Simulation was introduced to revolutionize this process by allowing design validation to be done in parallel with product design. Design with intent – the real value of simulation. Join us for a new webinar series The Value of Simulation: Which Design is Best.

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.

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.

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.

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

Learn the Value of Simulation in our Webinar Series

The Solidworks Blog

Last month, we officially kicked off the SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SIMULIAworks webinar series. The webinars are broken down into two major themes: Theme # 1 – The Value of Simulation / Which Design is the best? Motion Simulation can help!

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.

New SOLIDWORKS 2019 Simulation and Data Management Solutions are Unveiled Live

The Solidworks Blog

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 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

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.

AM 4 Industry publishes 3D printed cooling channel simulation handbook

3D Printing Industry

AM 4 Industry, an Austria-based Collective Research Network (CORNET), has published a handbook detailing the design and simulation of AM cooling channels for industrial tooling. The manual acts as an operational guide for OpenFoam, an open-source software platform used to simulate computational fluid dynamics (CFD). 3D Software AM 4 Industry Ecoplus Plastics Eva Kobler Georg Steinbichler Johannes Kepler University Mechatronics Cluster OpenFoam Thomas Mitterlehner

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2020 Helps You Innovate Better and Get Your Products to Market Faster

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS® Plastics solutions help you to predict and avoid manufacturing defects in plastic parts or injection molds during the earliest stages of part and mold design, eliminating costly mold rework, improving part quality, and decreasing time to market. and plastics simulation.

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.

SEA-LECT Plastics Combines SOLIDWORKS and DELMIAworks to Improve Efficiency and Profit Margins

The Solidworks Blog

SEA-LECT Plastics Corporation is a leading supplier of custom injection molding, design, product development, and tooling services in the Pacific Northwest. With the DELMIAWORKS ERP system, SEA-LECT Plastics has substantially increased operational efficiency—from 70 percent to 98.5

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.

Perform Abaqus High-End Simulations from Home with Structural Mechanics Engineer

The Solidworks Blog

With the new SIMULIAworks product family on the cloud-based 3D EXPERIENCE® platform, we keep expanding the simulation possibilities for SOLIDWORKS® users to solve any finite element analysis (FEA) problem with confidence.

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

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.

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. 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.”.

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.

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.

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

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.

Visitech: Making Cricket Safer with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

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 Flow Simulation 2020 Helps You Make Better Decisions for Superior Performance

The Solidworks Blog

What if ordinary designers and engineers at your company could quickly simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your design? Porous media are treated in Flow Simulation as distributed resistances to fluid flow. and plastics simulation.

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.

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 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.

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. Simulation Post Processing Results. Poor Plastic Material Selection.

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 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.

Save Time, Money, and Headaches at a SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Event

Javelin Tech Tips

Join us at a SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Canada Event to learn how the new SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Suite will help you to shorten your design cycles, reduce costs, and design better products! At a SOLIDWORKS Simulation event you will learn: Is the stress actually that high?