This will help designers simulate how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on parts and molds.
You can quickly evaluate manufacturability while you design, to eliminate costly mold rework, improve part quality, and accelerate time to market. Once defects are identified, they can be easily minimized or eliminated by making changes to the part design, mold design, material, and/or processing parameters. This will save energy, natural resources, time, and money.
The SolidWorks Plastics material database contains approximately 4,000 grades of commercial plastics and is fully customizable for custom materials. The powerful meshing system is fast, and works with a wide range of geometries, from thin-walled parts to very thick and solid parts.
Two packages of SolidWorks Plastics Injection Molding analysis software are available:
SolidWorks Plastics Professional will enable plastics part designers the power to optimize parts for manufacturability in the earliest stages of design. Like all things SolidWorks, this is easy to learn and use, fully embedded within the SolidWorks environment so you can analyze and modify designs at the same time you optimize for form, fit, and function.
SolidWorks Plastics Premium gives anyone who designs or builds injection molds an accurate, easy-to-use way to optimize them. You can quickly create and analyze single-cavity, multi-cavity, and family mold layouts, including sprues, runners, and gates. You can balance runner systems, estimate cycle time, determine clamp tonnage, and shot size, enabling you to optimize feed system design and avoid costly mold rework.