SOLIDWORKS Plastics® Training

Prerequisite(s)

SOLIDWORKS Essentials and a fundamental knowledge of plastic materials, plastic part design, and/or injection mold design.

Length

3 Days

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Description

The SOLIDWORKS Plastics course teaches you how to use specialized simulation software tools to predict how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process. The SOLIDWORKS Plastics course covers all the features and functions of both SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional (for part designers) and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium (for mold designers).

Course outline

  • Basic Flow Analysis
  • Element Types
  • Meshing
  • The Plastics Manager Tree
  • Material
  • Injection Location
  • Running a Flow Analysis
  • Flow Results
  • Exercise l: Basic Flow Analysis
  • Detecting Short Shots
  • Fill Settings
  • Flow Front Central Temperature
  • Design Changes
  • Simulations After Design Changes
  • Exercise 2: Short Shots
  • Automation Tools
  • Duplicate Study
  • Copying Settings
  • Plastics File Management
  • Batch Manager
  • Summary and Report
  • Exercise 3: Design Changes
  • Injection Locations and Sink Marks
  • Injection Location Rules
  • Modeling for Injection Locations
  • Sink Marks
  • Exercise 4: Minimizing Sink Marks (l)
  • Exercise 5: Minimizing Sink Marks (2)
  • Material Properties
  • User-defined Database
  • Resin Properties
  • Temperature Properties
  • Heat Transfer Properties
  • Viscosity
  • PVT Data
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Mesh Manipulation
  • Local Mesh Refinement
  • Mesh Editing
  • Leader Lines
  • Solid Mesh
  • Exercise 6: Mesh Repairs
  • Reaction Injection Molding
  • Detecting Air Traps
  • Air Traps
  • Venting
  • Exercise 7: Air Traps
  • Gate Blush
  • Runner Elements
  • Shear Stress
  • Packing and Cooling
  • Flow/Pack Switch
  • Pack Stage, Analysis and Results
  • X-Y Plot
  • Clipping Plane Mode
  • lsosurface Mode
  • Exercise 8: Packing and Cooling Times
  • Exercise 9: Optimizing Cooling Time
  • Multiple Injection Locations
  • Multiple Cavity Molds
  • Mold Layouts
  • Channel Design
  • Runner Channel Design
  • Clamping Force
  • Runner Wizard Channel Design
  • Family Mold Layout
  • Using Runner-Balancing
  • Exercise 10: Multiple Cavity Molds
  • Exercise 11: Runner-Balancing
  • Exercise 12: Clamp Force

Gas Assisted Molding

  • Valve Gates and Hot Runners
  • Valve Gates Geometry and Mesh based
  • Hot Runners
  • Symmetry Analysis
  • Case Study l: Runner Design
  • Case Study 2: Symmetry Face
  • Exercise 13: Half Symmetry
  • Using Inserts
  • Cavities and Inserts
  • Materials for Inserts
  • Multi Shot Mold
  • Domain Order
  • Cooling Analysis
  • Cooling Channels and Mold Bodies
  • Coolant and Mold
  • Cool Settings
  • Cooling Simulations
  • Cool Results
  • Baffle
  • Bubbler
  • Exercise 14: Cooling Analysis
  • Warpage Analysis
  • Shrinkage
  • Warp Settings
  • Warp Results
  • Reducing and Fixing Warped Parts

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