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About SolidWorks Plastics Software


About SolidWorks Plastics molding simulation software

Speed injection molding simulation using SolidWorks Plastics

SolidWorks Plastics brings injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds. You can evaluate the manufacturability of your parts and molds at the same time you design for form, fit, and function.

SolidWorks Plastics simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on your parts. Once defects are identified, they can be easily minimized or eliminated by making changes to the part design, mold design, plastics material, or processing parameters, to save energy, natural resources, time and money.

Intuitive Workflow and Design Advice

SolidWorks Plastics works directly on your 3D model, so there are no translation issues. You can make changes to your model and see the impact right away. The state-of-the-art meshing system is powerful and fast, and covers a range of geometries, from thin-walled parts to very thick and solid parts.

An intuitive user interface leads you step by step. Guided analysis setup, intelligent defaults, and automated processes ensure that simulations are set up correctly, even if you rarely use simulation tools. The SolidWorks Plastics material database contains approximately 5,000 grades of commercial plastics and it is fully customizable for proprietary or custom materials.

Part designers get rapid feedback on how modifications to wall thickness, gate locations, materials, or geometry can affect the manufacturing of their part, while mold designers can quickly optimize multi-cavity and family mold layouts and feed systems—including sprues, runners, and gates.

The Cost of Change

While the cost of making changes is low in the early stages of product development, the impact is highest. The sooner you can optimize your plastic parts and injection molds for manufacturability, the better.

The challenge in plastics part production is to determine how your part or mold design impacts manufacturing—and how manufacturing impacts your design—in the earliest stages of design, and then communicate that information early and often throughout the design-to-manufacturing process. SolidWorks Plastics gives you the tools to quickly identify potential problems so you can make changes early in the design process.

To learn more about SolidWorks please contact MLC CAD Systems at 800-364-1652, email us or contact your local MLC CAD Systems location for more information.


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