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. A Hands-On Experience with SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

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How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

The Solidworks Blog

Communication between the part designer and mold designer is crucial to keep the tool design and build on schedule. In the result of a drastic modification to the part, the mold designer should be informed immediately so they can evaluate the revision of the tool build.

3d printed rivets for friction welding plastic with Dremel tool

DIY 3D Printing

You can friction weld plastic together with a help of Dremel tool as described and shown here: [link] There are also 3d printable "rivets" that you can insert and do a sort of "blind" or Pop riveting. dremel plastic welding thingiverse

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.”.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse Now Available at MySolidWorks

The Solidworks Blog

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.

Tooling Systems Manufacturer Wilson Tool International Introduces New 3D Printing Division

3DPrint.com

More and more these days, we’re seeing applications for 3D printing in the tooling sector. Minnesota-based Wilson Tool International, the largest independent manufacturer in the world of. 3D Printing Business 3d print tooling 3d printed tooling 3d printing business news additive manufacturing tooling Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) grown plastic Wilson Tool Additive

EasyWelder tool for welding filament pieces

DIY 3D Printing

EasyWelder is a tool that will enable you to weld and splice filament pieces together. It is described by manufacturer as: 3D printers use as raw material plastic filament of about 360 m long, coiled. plastic welding tool

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Simplify the Material Selection Process When 3D Printing Plastic Parts

The Solidworks Blog

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.

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.

XSTRAND™ a new material for functional prototyping and tooling applications

3D Printing Industry

In tooling, electronics and automotive industries, businesses require materials that can withstand industrial-grade thermal, tensile and pressural tests. Materials 3NTR ABS composite material Electronics FDM FFF fiber glass fiber reinforced plastic Filament functional prototyping GF30-PA6 GF30-PP Owens Corning PA6 PP Raise3d tooling Ultimaker XSTRAND XSTRAND filament ZortraxComposite materials are leading the way for high-performance 3D printed prototypes.

Green Fab Lab: Using the Fab Lab To 3D Print New Things From Recycled Plastics

3DPrint.com

Fab labs, growing in popularity around the globe, have a reputation for being smaller forums where the tools are provided for creative manufacturing, often centered around 3D design and 3D printing. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed recycling 3d printed sports equipment 3D printed upcycling Fab Lab fff 3d printer fused granular fabrication Gigabot 3D printer Green Fab Lab industrial 3d printing Lulzbot TAZ 3D printer

AddUp and IPC establish ADDILYS platform for advanced 3D printed tooling applications

3D Printing Industry

French industrial 3D printer provider AddUp and the Industrial Technical Center for Plastics and Composites (IPC) have established the ADDILYS platform to upgrade additive manufacturing for tooling applications. 3D Platforms ADDILYS Addup David Muller Etienne Béchet de Balan Fives-Michelin IPC Industrial Technical Center for Plastics and Composites Vincent Ferreiro

Come On.Who Needs Plastic Fill Analysis Tools Anyway?

CADD Edge

I was talking to a colleague of mine the other day about validation tools. The topic of plastics fill analysis tools came up and his statement was, “Aren’t they really only for the mold designer?” My Experience with Plastic Fill Analysis.

Voytek Medical Uses Versatile Plastic to Transform the Landscape of Healthcare

Shapeways Blog

Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic. Wherever you are in the 3D design process, Versatile Plastic can be used to help you create the perfect end product. The Many Benefits of Versatile Plastic. Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic.

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

Injection molding specialist Rutland Plastics invests in Stratasys Carbon Fiber 3D printer

3D Printing Industry

Rutland Plastics, a UK-based supplier of injection molding machines, has bought a Stratasys Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber edition (CFE) 3D printer from SYS Systems. The machine has been specifically acquired to help the company further develop fixtures and tooling for its robotics, though it can also be used for functional prototyping. 3DP Applications Carfulan Group FDM Nylon 12CF Rob Thompson Rutland Plastics Simon Grainger Stratasys SYS Systems The Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition

Nylon Plastics Material Guide: PA11, PA12, PA12GB in SLS and MJF

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways offers several different nylon plastic materials: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) PA12 known as Versatile Plastic , Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) PA11 , Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) PA12 , and Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) PA12 Glass Beads. Versatile Plastic).

Breakthrough material for direct digital production of plastic parts

3D Printing Progress

A revolutionary production material for additive manufacturing applications that enables manufacturers to directly produce end-use plastic parts without tooling. This results in parts produced the same day versus weeks required with conventional tool-based approaches

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. This is a handy way to manage multiple Plastics analyses but you only have to manage one CAD file.

DIMENSIONEXT: Plastic As Currency With 3DP & The Plastic Bank

Dimensionext

Plastic As Currency With 3DP & The Plastic Bank. Plastic As Currency With 3D Printing & The Plastic Bank. An amazing initiative by The Plastic Bank is setting up plastic re-purposing centres around the world in places where waste plastic and poverty abound.

All About Polyester (PET) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

The other popular use of Polyester is in making plastic PET bottles. Sometimes, additional processing of the polyester is required after it has been used with a CNC machine in order to remove any tool marks and scuffs.

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

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.

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. Material Injection Location Setup Tool.

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.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Manager Showcase: What’s New in Plastics

The Solidworks Blog

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.

3D Printing Medical Tools in Haiti and Beyond

3D Printing Review

This inspired Field Ready to begin recycling ABS and to investigate how to recycle other polymers with the goal of turning plastic waste into filament. Given the lack of sterile tools and training, newborns may suffer from a high rate of infections or postnatal umbilical sepsis.

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SABIC Wins Two European Plastics innovation Awards

Additive Manufacturing

September 27, 2017 — SABIC has been named winner in two categories at the 2017 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers ( SPE ) and trade association PlasticsEurope in Brussels on Monday (Sept 18).

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

The Solidworks Blog

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.

Plastics Tech Tip: Is the Plastics Solver Able to Use Multiple Cores?

Fisher/Unitech

One great value with our solvers like Plastics and Flow is that you do not get charged for using multiple cores and both solvers show great scalability when adding cores. I hope this sheds some light on how well the Plastics solver uses multiple threads. Plastics Tech Tips

Optimization Tools: Batch Control

Sculpteo

Luckily, Sculpteo offers an online optimization tool that allows you to duplicate the same object in one batch. I’ve uploaded this piggy bank as an example to show you how the batch control tool works. The post Optimization Tools: Batch Control appeared first on Sculpteo Blog.

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

Javelin Tech Tips

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. Weld Lines Detection Tool. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Tech Tips Weld Lines

Will 3D Printing be the demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

Leslie's Blog

Some observers of the plastics manufacturing industry, especially those with a vested interest, would like to have you believe that 3D printing is going to be the demise of injection molding. It is a basic, dependable method of producing high quality plastic parts. By Denny Scher.

Troubleshooting Short Shot Injection Molding Defects with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

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?

ASTERID 1100 3d printer by Plastic Scribbler

DIY 3D Printing

With three resolution settings (extra fine, fine and course) and a whopping 512 cubic inch build volume, our Asterid 1100 desktop 3D printer is the simplest, fastest and most cost effective tool available for making quality 3D models.

GreenBatch turns waste plastic into free 3D printer filament for schools

3D Printing Industry

Australian engineer Darren Lomman is addressing Western Australia’s lack of plastic reprocessing facilities by turning the region’s waste plastic into 3D printer filament. Through his not-for-profit organization GreenBatch, Lomman is aiming to reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in the oceans, landfill or incinerators, whilst simultaneously popularising 3D printing as an educational tool […].