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. A Hands-On Experience with SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

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. SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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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 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.

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. To sign up for a SOLIDWORKS eCourse, please contact your reseller.

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.

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. Prior to joining SolidWorks, Jeff was a senior technical manager with Microcadam, a division of IBM.

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. SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Try SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

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.

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. Author information SOLIDWORKS Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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

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. Poor Plastic Material Selection. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

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.

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.

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.

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 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. Today’s SOLIDWORKS Expert is Peter Rucinski, Senior Product Manager, SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

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? Author information SOLIDWORKS Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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.

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. Deeper integration with the SOLIDWORKS Design environment.

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.

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.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Beta is Live!

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We are excited to announce that SOLIDWORKS® 2020 Beta is live and ready for your feedback! To get started, visit the SOLIDWORKS Beta website. Author information Mathieu Fourcade Matt is a Product Manager for SOLIDWORKS Inspection and new initiatives.

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. What is a Short Shot?

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?

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.

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. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Tech Tips Weld Lines

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. This is a two part model with the yellow being plastic and blue part is metal.

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. Virtual testing with SOLIDWORKS Plastics. SOLIDWORKS Plastics software.

Live Town Hall Webcast: Bridging the Gap between Plastic Part Design and Manufacturing

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Plastic Injection mold tools are costly, and they take time to manufacture. This 90-minute event is sponsored by DS SolidWorks Plastic Design group and will on focus on: Plastic Materials Selection & Preparation. 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. Three main challenges stand between you and a successfully injection-molded plastic part. Author information SOLIDWORKS Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

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Ever since SOLIDWORKS put simulation tools into SOLIDWORKS Premium, we have worked to make our simulation tools easier to use, more capable and powerful with each release. With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018, we’re empowering innovation with the new Topology Study.

Recorded Webinar Spotlight: Better Plastics Part Design

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When designing plastic parts or injection molds, its important to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of part or mold design. This 22-minute Better Plastics Part Design webinar will provide tips that help you inject plastics best practices into your projects.

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. The better way to do things is to run SOLIDWORKS Plastics. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD SOLIDWORKS Plastics

SOLIDWORKS 2014 vs. SOLIDWORKS 2016

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Thinking about the future of your design process with the new technologies available today, we have greatly enhanced our software since SOLIDWORKS 2014 to allow you to complete your entire ideation, product development, manufacturing and visualization workflow all in one integrated platform.

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. Post By Wayne White.

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.