SOLIDWORKS Plastics - Injection Molding Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds.

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What's New in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2018

SOLIDWORKS Plastics gives you invaluable insight into your injection molding process, and the new release enhances that with improvements to short-shot prediction, clamp force calculation, and mold shrinkage outputs.

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Why SOLIDWORKS Plastics?

Created specifically for the makers of plastic products, SOLIDWORKS Plastics allows part designers, molders, and toolmakers the ability to simulate the injection molding process, removing the guesswork to ensure a quality part can be produced efficiently before ever cutting steel.

Building upon SOLIDWORKS’ existing mold design features, SOLIDWORKS Plastics provides an intuitive way to predict filling patterns, reduce cycle time, and prevent a wide range of defects all within the familiar SOLIDWORKS interface. A robust library of manufacturer-specified polymers helps to optimize wall thickness or other part features, compare gate, runner and cooling design, and even predict the warpage of finished parts- all eliminating costly mold rework and leading to capable parts on the very first try.

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Featured Solutions

Boost Product Innovation

Grow your market share and differentiate through groundbreaking product design. Experiment with and validate innovative plastic part design options that are not limited by traditional rules of thumb.

Design for Manufacturability

Accelerate time to market by optimizing part design to minimize filling difficulty and maximize quality, all before sending out to mold designers or manufacturers.

Decrease Product Development Costs

Reduce the need for costly mold rework by virtually testing molding operations. Reduce outsourcing costs by testing performance and functionality internally during product and tooling design.

Reduce Operating Costs

Optimize part and mold design for lower molding pressures and improved cooling, resulting in a lower cycle time and lower injection molding production costs.

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  SOLIDWORKS Plastics Datasheet

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.


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  SOLIDWORKS Plastics Whitepaper

Producing high-quality, plastic injection-molded parts more quickly and cost-effectively than the competition has become a critical factor for manufacturing success in today’s global market. Learn how to save time, reduce costs, and improve the quality of injection-molded parts with mold-filling simulation.

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  Sustainable Design - Not Just for Architecture Any More

Environmental, economic, and competitive market conditions make sustainable design a desirable approach to engineering today. Dozens of savvy worldwide companies have already put years of effort into incorporating sustainable design elements into their products, in a broad range of industries.

Case Studies

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  Remington Products - SOLIDWORKS Plastics Case Study

The productivity gains provided by SOLIDWORKS software enabled Remington Products to continue to succeed in the highly competitive, global footwear industry.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Capabilities

CAD Integration

Fully embedded in the SOLIDWORKS environment, Plastics lets you analyze and modify plastics parts for manufacturability at the same time as for form, fit, and function.

Design Team Communication

Automated HTML and Microsoft® Office™ reports make it fast and easy to communicate simulation results and design advice to all members of your design and manufacturing teams.

Intuitive Designer-Centric Workflows

A guided wizard interface enables even novice users to create a fill analysis on their first plastic part, including automated meshing tools. With SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional or Premium, material properties and residual molding stresses can be directly exported to improve the realism of nonlinear stress analyses in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium.

Multiple Design Options

SOLIDWORKS Plastics allows experimentation with part design, gate and runner layout, cooling lines, and much more. Automated runner-balancing technology will optimize gate and runner sizing for family tools. The SOLIDWORKS Plastics material library features thousands of real-world polymers, and is fully customizable, so you’ll never be short of an alternate material to try.

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