Learn how to use specialized simulation software tools to predict how melted plastic flows during the injection molding 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 mold geometry, the processing conditions, or the plastic material itself to eliminate or minimize them, saving energy, material, time, and money.
The SOLIDWORKS Plastics course covers all the features and functions of both SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional (for mold designers) and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium (for production).
Classroom Course 3 DaysDownload Course Curriculum
Lesson BreakdownLesson 1 – Basic Flow Analysis
Lesson 2 – Detecting a Short Shot
Lesson 3 – Automation Tools
Lesson 4 – Injection Locations and Sink Marks
Lesson 5 – Materials
Lesson 6 – Mesh Manipulation
Lesson 7 – Detecting Air Traps
Lesson 8 – Gate Blush
Lesson 9 – Packing and Cooling Times
Lesson 10 – Multiple Cavity Molds
Lesson 11 – Symmetry Analysis
Lesson 12 – Valve Gates and Hot Runners
Lesson 13 – Reaction Injection Molding
Lesson 14 – Using Inserts
Lesson 15 – Multi Shot Mold
Lesson 16 – Gas Assistance Molding
Lesson 17 – Cooling Analysis
Lesson 18 – Warpage Analysis
Knowledge of plastic materials, plastic part design and/or injection mold design
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