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. Let’s review two of the new SOLIDWORKS Plastics features now available in SP1 that streamline the plastic part design process. This is a unique feature with important benefits for plastics part and mold designers.

An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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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. The majority of these plastics parts are produced through injection molding, the process of injecting liquefied plastic materials into a mold, cooling or solidification of the material and ejection of the molded part. SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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. But does this mean you have to be an expert in plastics parts to be able to design one in SOLIDWORKS? The need to have drafted walls on injection molded plastics parts are simply an unavoidable design feature.

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? Creating the geometry in SOLIDWORKS is a breeze, a few extrudes, some patterns, fillets, a shell feature and I am good to go. By using SOLIDWORKS Plastics we can simulate the injection molding manufacturing process to ensure that not only is the part design moldable, and that the resulting part is fit for sale.

Identifying Sink Marks Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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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. Let's dive in to the ways in which you can utilize this software to easily spot the errors that cause these marks.

How Accurate is SOLIDWORKS Plastics? [VIDEO]

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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. I encourage you to watch the video below for a better understanding of what SOLIDWORKS Plastics can do and how it measures up against traditional design validation methods. SOLIDWORKS Plastics for Designers – Real World Correlation.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse Now Available at MySolidWorks

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The SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse is now available at MySolidWorks. Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics , part defects such as short shots, gate blush, and air traps can be discovered and fixed well before tooling. SOLIDWORKS eCourses are hosted on MySolidWorks and are available for purchase from your SOLIDWORKS reseller as a three-month subscription. For more information about the SOLIDWORKS eCourses and other training options, visit [link].

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. SOLIDWORKS Plastics enables you to quickly evaluate the manufacturability of your part while you design, to eliminate costly mold rework, improve part quality, and accelerate time to market. Many new enhancements have been added to SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021

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We are excited to share with you some of the many exciting enhancements being delivered in SOLIDWORKS 2021 that will increase your productivity and help you not just get to market faster, but smarter. SOLIDWORKS CAD. SOLIDWORKS Simulation. SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Design Enhancements “Live” and in Action

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 became available for download in October. In SOLIDWORKS 2021, many enhancements have been in the areas of detailing and view creation. SOLIDWORKS 2021 delivers improvements to assemblies in both performance and function. 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS.

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

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SEA-LECT Plastics Corporation is a leading supplier of custom injection molding, design, product development, and tooling services in the Pacific Northwest. SEA-LECT takes the two-dimensional sketch and builds it from scratch in SOLIDWORKS ® using various extrusions and surface manipulations. In 2011, Poischbeg began evaluating available manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that would allow SEA-LECT Plastics to streamline its operations further.

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. Taking place March 23-27, it’s one million square feet of plastics prowess representing everything from appliances, automotive, consumer products, housing and construction, medical, and packaging. Here’s a quick description of each session: Designing Plastic Parts: Learn how to streamline plastic part design and development.

Top Ten SOLIDWORKS Design-to-Manufacturing Enhancements

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Dassault Systèmes has launched SOLIDWORKS® 2021, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and manufacturing applications. Let’s take a quick look at some of the enhancements you’ll see in SOLIDWORKS 2021. Access and work on your assemblies more efficiently with SOLIDWORKS 2021.

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

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See picture below showing the new design methods using SOLIDWORKS. This information can be found at the earliest stages of design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Take a look at the picture below to notice that the warp in this part is excessive and should be changed at the SOLIDWORKS model before moving forward. Prior to joining SolidWorks, Jeff was a senior technical manager with Microcadam, a division of IBM.

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. Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics software for injection molding analysis, designers and engineers can detect issues such as warpage before molds are created, avoiding costly mold rework and achieve huge cost savings. SOLIDWORKS Plastics warpage detection tool. Poor Plastic Material Selection.

Find Venting Issues Earlier with SOLIDWORKS Plastics!

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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. If you ran an analysis where this was not turned on or you used an old version of Plastics, you can re-run the “Flow” with this on, and you will get your updated results.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics: Leveraging Smart Data for Optimal Plastic Part Design & Manufacturability [LIVE WEBINAR]

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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? How can SolidWorks Simulation Technology leverage my Scientific Molding process? SOLIDWORKS Plastics brings injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds. Take a First Look at SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Understanding Complex Material Behavior – Plasticity Models

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As I mentioned in my previous blog , the Structural Performance Engineer role in SIMULIAworks was developed with SOLIDWORKS users in mind. And the connector within SOLIDWORKS Simulation makes it easy to transfer models to SIMULIAworks. Plasticity modeling is typically something you do after running an initial linear elastic study to make sure that you prescribe the correct boundary conditions and loads.

Best Practices When Designing Plastic Parts

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There are several methods for creating plastic parts – at both the prototyping and production level as well as some best design practices for better parts result. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD 3D Printing Stratasys3D printing is currently leading the pack on the prototyping side of things. It’s fast, affordable and extremely easy to design parts. 3D printers use two main technologies, PolyJet and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) , each with its own set of considerations.

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. 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. From within the Plastics model/config that you want to copy (eg.

Which plastic is best for your products? Find out with SOLIDWORKS

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Did you know that there are fewer than 100 commonly used plastic materials? But, part designers are forced to choose from thousands of commercial-grade plastics because they are so highly customizable due to the use of fillers, additives, reinforcements, blends, copolymers, etc. Learn how to choose which plastic is best for your products. SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Avoid the pitfalls of choosing the wrong material for your plastic products.

Troubleshooting Short Shot Injection Molding Defects with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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When the plastic material does not completely fill the mold cavity during the injection molding process, this phenomenon is called a Short or Short Shot. An example is shown in the SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation results video below: Causes of Short Shot. Poor Plastic material selection. Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation capabilities, injection molding issues such as short shots and many more can be rectified well before the mold cavity is created.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2019: Geometry Based Mesh Control

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Written by: Enrique Garcia, Application Engineer New in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2019 is the ability to add boundary conditions such as injection locations, mold wall temperature conditions, and control valve conditions that are based on the actual CAD geometry of the … Continue reading → New Features SOLIDWORKS 2019 Boundary Conditions Geometry Based Mesh Control solidworks plastics SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2019 What's new what's new 2019

SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS TECH TIP: Counter Deformed Geometry Export to Counteract Warpage

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The primary goals of any plastics part designer and molder are to manage costs and hit critical tolerances. SolidWorks Plastics can help us predict part warpage and therefore optimize our design and process to minimize its occurrence. SolidWorks Plastics can help you make these slight adjustments using the export counter deformed option to use as a template to make cavity design adjustments.

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. The analysis tools in SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Plastics allow you to test various design alternatives early on in the development process and ensure the best design can be molded properly without costly rework of the mold later on. Melted plastic flows properly through the entire mold cavity.

Should I choose SOLIDWORKS Desktop or 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS?

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New this year are the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Offers , this is a cloud-connected version of SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional and Premium software. Recently we have been receiving questions related to SOLIDWORKS Desktop vs 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS.

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. Given that number you’d think the process would be a bit more simplified at this point, but producing plastic parts can be a problematic procedure (even more problematic than trying to say that last line five times fast). Three main challenges stand between you and a successfully injection-molded plastic part.

How to detect Weld Lines in Plastic Part Design with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics , you can detect weld lines if they are present in your part, and SOLIDWORKS does a great job at predicting the weld lines location on the part once the simulation process is complete. To reduce the occurrence of weld lines in the desired part can be achieved by using SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation results such as the Pressure at the End of Fill: this result section helps to analyze how much pressure is required to fill the mold cavity.

Simplify the Material Selection Process When 3D Printing Plastic Parts

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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. It’s nearly colorless and mimics a clear engineered-grade plastic. If you want a more comprehensive look at 3D printing materials—both plastics and metals—I recommend reading through our 3D printing materials white paper.

SolidWorks Plastics:Insert molding

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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. It simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on parts and molds. The metallic insert (key) is incased in plastic and we are trying to figure out what does it take to produce thisi configuration using injection molding process.

Will your design pass the injection molding process? Check with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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Producing high-quality, plastic injection-molded parts more quickly and cost-effectively than the competition has become a critical factor for manufacturing success in today’s global market. Designers, moldmakers, and manufacturing professionals can leverage SOLIDWORKS® Plastics mold-filling simulation software to optimize parts for manufacturability. Virtual testing with SOLIDWORKS Plastics. SOLIDWORKS Plastics software.

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. is a world-class manufacturer of small- to medium-sized plastic injection-molded parts that pushes the limits of metal-to-plastic conversion while giving its customers confidence in the quality of injection-molded parts. Standardizing on SOLIDWORKS. Minimizing mold iterations is critical for Plastic Components because of the time and cost associated with each of the iterations.

How Accurate Is a Digital Simulation When Compared to Physical Reality?

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SOLIDWORKS® performs numerous comprehensive tests of its software products to ensure they meet and exceed customer expectations and is eager to share the details of how SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation measured up to real-world results. appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

Get 50% Off SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams

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If you’re a student taking a SOLIDWORKS class at school, then we suggest you reach out to your professor or teacher and ask them if the school is an Academic Certification Provider. SOLIDWORKS certifications can be used as a benchmark to measure your knowledge and competency with SOLIDWORKS software. Become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional or Expert today!

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Manager Showcase: What’s New in Plastics

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The SOLIDWORKS annual release starts with feedback provided by you, our community, and finds its way to the people responsible for including your request in our annual release. For SOLIDWORKS 2015 , we wanted to introduce you to some of the people responsible for the new features and let them describe their favorite tools included in the 2015 release. Today’s SOLIDWORKS Expert is Peter Rucinski, Senior Product Manager, SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

The Cardinal Rules of Designing Injection Molded Plastic Parts

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When designing injection molded plastic parts, here are some simple rules to follow that will help to ensure higher-quality parts that are easier to manufacture: Maintain Uniform Wall Thickness. Maintaining uniform wall thickness is the single best design element you can incorporate in injection molded plastic parts. Given a choice, molten plastic flowing inside of an injection mold cavity will always take the path of least resistance, typically towards the thicker wall sections.

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? How can SolidWorks Simulation Technology leverage my Scientific Molding process? Author information SOLIDWORKS Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Find Shot Size, Fill & Pack Time, and More with SOLIDWORKS Plastics!

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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. Even if you make a sample tool for part testing, you can still benefit from using a plastics analysis software before you cut anything. The better way to do things is to run SOLIDWORKS Plastics. First, SOLIDWORKS Plastics shows you the actual flow of the resin inside the mold cavity.

New SOLIDWORKS 2019 Simulation and Data Management Solutions are Unveiled Live

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Be sure to tune in Wednesday, December 5th starting at 1:00pm ET to watch as we announce what’s new in the SOLIDWORKS 2019 Distributed Data Management and Designer to Analyst solutions. You’ll HEAR from SOLIDWORKS experts on specific new capabilities and LEARN how these user-driven enhancements—with demonstrations focused on the areas below—in SOLIDWORKS 2019 will improve your product development process. Deeper integration with the SOLIDWORKS Design environment.

Put an End to Plastic Part Problems by Answering Three Questions

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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? Watch the below video to learn how you can identify and correct plastic part design problems before they happen with SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Update frequently asked questions

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Get your SOLIDWORKS 2021 Update frequently asked questions answered below: SOLIDWORKS 2021 General Information. SOLIDWORKS 2021 Installation. SOLIDWORKS 2021 Standalone licensing. SOLIDWORKS 2021 SolidNetWork Licensing (network/floating) licensing.

The difference between SOLIDWORKS Desktop and 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS / Connected

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There are now two distinct types of SOLIDWORKS software available from Dassault Systemes. In most ways, SOLIDWORKS Connected behaves the same as SOLIDWORKS Desktop, but there are important differences that you need to understand, which are listed in the article: Installation and Licensing.

SolidWorks Plastics 2014: What’s New?

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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. The entire breakdown between Plastics Pro, Premium, and Advanced is below. SolidWorks Plastics Professional. SolidWorks Plastics Premium. SolidWorks Plastics Advanced.