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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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.

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!

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 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 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

OxyArm: Engineering a Medical First with Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

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.

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.

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.

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.

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? To learn more about SOLIDWORKS Plastics products, click here.

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.

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

Add University-Validated Injection Molding Simulation to Your Workflow

The Solidworks Blog

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

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. Before sending your designs to manufacturing it’s important to be certain of the following: Will my plastic part mold fill?

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?

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.

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 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.

Football Opener: Simulating a Free Kick in SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

What better way to illustrate this than through simulation?! In the following video we show you how to simulate a free-kick situation with SOLIDWORKS motion, taking into account the important physical properties of a flying ball.

Bowling: Converting a 7-10 split Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

I assumed bowling balls were filled with some solid plastic, but that’s not at all the case. So, to answer Aaron’s question: “How can I study and simulate a bowling ball as it is traveling down the alley?” SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS Simulation SOLIDWORKS World 2016 ask bowling Simulation

3D Printing Materials: Our Focus on Material Simulation.

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The post 3D Printing Materials: Our Focus on Material Simulation. Additive manufacturing 3D printing materials FDM Flexible Plastic resins SLS plasticAmong the wide range of 3D printing materials that our […].

3D Printing Material: Our Focus on Material Simulation.

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The post 3D Printing Material: Our Focus on Material Simulation. Additive manufacturing 3D printing materials FDM Flexible Plastic resins SLS plasticAmong the wide range of 3D printing materials that our […].