SOLIDWORKS Mould Design Training

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modelling


Description: Mould Design Using SOLIDWORKS teaches you several manual mould creation techniques and how to use the Mould Tools in SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.


The topics covered in the course are:



Lesson 1: Surface Concepts and Imported Geometry

  • Importing Data

  • 3D Model Types

  • Definitions

  • Case Study: Solids vs. Surfaces

  • Terminology

  • File Translators

  • Modeling Systems

  • File Translation

  • Why Do Imports Fail?

  • Diagnosis and Repair

  • Case Study: Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry

  • Checking Solid Bodies

  • Making Copies of Faces

  • Case Study: Import Diagnostics

  • Repairing Gaps

  • Repairing Faces


Lesson 2: Core and Cavity

  • Core and Cavity Mold Design

  • Case Study: A Simple Two Plate Mold Design

  • SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools

  • Mold Analysis Tools

  • Analyzing Draft on a Model

  • Draft Analysis Colors

  • Scale the Part to Allow for Shrinkage

  • Establish the Parting Lines

  • Manual Selection Of Parting Lines

  • Automation

  • Modeling the Parting Surfaces

  • Smoothing the Parting Surface

  • Surface Bodies

  • Interlocking the Mold Tooling

  • Creating the Mold Tooling



Lesson 3: Side Cores and EDM Design

  • Multiple Parting Directions

  • Trapped Molding Areas

  • Side Cores

  • Feature Freeze

  • Lifters

  • Core Pins

  • Case Study: Electrode Design

  • Electrode Clearances

  • Keeping the Sharp Edges



Lesson 4: Advanced Parting Lines, Shut-Off Surfaces, and Cores

  • Parting Lines and Shut-Off Surfaces

  • Draft Analysis Options

  • Parting Line Options

  • Core and Cavity Surfaces

  • Shut-Off Surfaces

  • Parting Surface

  • Tooling Split

  • Seeing Inside the Mould



Lesson 5: Using Surfaces for Model Prep and Interlocks

  • Surfaces in Mold Making

  • Case Study: Cordless Drill Bezel

  • Creating New Drafted Faces

  • Interlock Surfaces



Lesson 6: Using Surfaces for Mold Design Features

  • Surfaces for Mold Design Features

  • Case Study: Router Bottom

  • The Mixer

  • Case Study: Mixer Upper Half

  • Case Study: Mixer Rear Housing

  • Mold Split Folders



Lesson 7: Alternative Methods for Mold Design

  • Alternate Methods for Mold Design

  • Using Combine and Split

  • Creating a Cavity

  • Case Study: Cavity

  • Using Surfaces

  • Techniques for Mold Tooling

  • Using the Up To Surface Method

  • Using the Split Method

  • Manually Creating Shut-off Surfaces



Lesson 8: Reusable Data

  • Reusing Data

  • Task Pane

  • SOLIDWORKS Resources

  • Design Library

  • File Explorer

  • Case Study: 3D ContentCentral

  • Library Features

  • Case Study: Create A Library Feature

  • Configurations in Library Features

  • Case Study: Water Line

  • Smart Components



Lesson 9: Completing the Mold Base

  • Case Study:Mold Base

  • Organizing the Assembly

  • Modifying the Lifters

  • Ejector Pins

  • Cooling the Mold

  • Making the Drawing

  • Making Changes

  • Completing the Process



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