Solidworks Training

SOLIDWORKS Advanced - Plastics

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Course Length: 3 days

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Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS CAD Essentials 1 and a fundamental knowledge of plastic materials, plastic part design, and/or injection mold design



Our SOLIDWORKS Plastics Training Courses teaches you 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 part designers) and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium (for mold designers).

Lesson 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: Reducing Cooling Times

Lesson 11: Multiple Cavity Molds

Lesson 12: Symmetry Analysis

Lesson 13: Valve Gates and Hot Runners

Lesson 14: Reaction Injection Molding

Lesson 15: Using Inserts

Lesson 16: Multi Shot Mold

Lesson 17: Gas Assistance Molding

Lesson 18: Cooling Analysis

Lesson 19: Warpage Analysis

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The course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.

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