SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium Training

Prerequisites: Completed SOLIDWORKS Essentials and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional training, and a fundamental knowledge of plastic materials, plastic part design, and/or injection mould design


Description: The SOLIDWORKS Plastics course teaches you how to use specialized simulation software tools to predict how melted plastic flows during the injection moulding process. Predicting how the plastic will flow enables you to predict manufacturing defects such as weld lines, air traps, short shots, and sink marks. By predicting these defects, you can change the part or mould geometry, the processing conditions, or the plastic material itself to eliminate or minimize them, saving energy, material, time, and money.


The topics covered in this course are:



Lesson 1: Gate Locations and Sink Marks

  • Gate Locations and Sink Marks

  • Stages in the Process

  • Gate Selection Rules

  • Sink Marks



Lesson 2: Multiple Cavity Moulds

  • Multiple Cavity moulds

  • Stages in the Process

  • Mirroring Cavities

  • Sketching Runners

  • Runner Design

  • X-Y Plots


Lesson 3: Runner-Balancing

  • Runner-Balancing

  • Stages in the Process

  • Local Refinement of Mesh

  • Using Runner-Balancing



Lesson 4: Gate Freeze

  • Gate Freeze

  • Stages in the Process

  • Solid Mesh

  • Pack Settings

  • Flow and Pack Analysis

  • Pack Results



Lesson 5: Optimizing Cooling Time

  • Optimizing Cooling Time

  • Stages in the Process

  • Multiple Gates



Lesson 6: Using Inserts

  • Using Inserts

  • Stages in the Process

  • Cavities and Inserts

  • Materials for Inserts



Lesson 7: Mesh Repairs

  • Mesh Repairs

  • Stages in the Process

  • Element Issues

  • Edit Mesh


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