In SOLIDWORKS Plastics there are only three steps required to run a basic filling study: create a mesh, choose a material, and set the gate (injection) location. Today, I am going to focus on a few tricks for setting up gates in SOLIDWORKS Plastics, and explain what may be causing (incorrect) unequal filling in your […]
If you have ever been tasked with designing a plastic part, you undoubtedly have hit some snags on the way to getting the part into production. In school, you learn that injection molding allows for almost limitless creativity (and it’s true that injection molding does allow for a remarkable amount of design flexibility, while also […]
If you have worked around the injection molding industry long enough, you have probably heard about the process of using gas to fill and pack-out thick-walled plastic parts (also known as internal gas assist injection molding). If you haven’t, you can learn more about it here. Internal gas assist for injection molding (gas assist) can […]
You’re Not Designing One Product, You’re Designing Two Everyone wants to design the next iPhone, the next Nike Air, the next Oakley sunglasses that change the way people use a whole class of products and make millions of dollars. There are hundreds of blogs, thousands of books, and entire college majors and R&D divisions dedicated […]
When designing your parts in CAD everything looks nice and exact, with perfectly sharp corners and perfectly flat faces smoother than the mirrors on the Hubble telescope. But if that part is made out of plastic and going to be injection molded, you’re in for a surprise, because the faces that were nice and flat […]
With plastic part design and injection molds, manufacturers come up against different concerns. In today’s vlog we discuss the top three most common defects and how you can avoid them. Check out this detailed post for information on how to avoid manufacturing defects in plastic part designs and injection molds.
SolidWorks Plastics is for companies that design plastic parts or injections molds to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of part or mold design so they can eliminate costly mold rework, improve part quality and decrease time to market. The value proposition is simple: Injection molding is the most common manufacturing process […]