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 so you can analyze and modify designs for manufacturability at the same time you optimize for form, fit, and function.

Design Team Communication

Web-based HTML reports make it fast and easy to communicate simulation results and design advice to all members of the design-to-manufacturing team.

Intuitive Designer-Centric Workflows

SOLIDWORKS Plastics runs directly on 3D models inside of SOLIDWORKS – which provides the benefit of being able to instantly analyze the effect of design changes, with no need to translate SOLIDWORKS files to another design or analysis package.
An intuitive interface assists the designer step-by-step through the analysis process, with guided workflows to ensure correct setup, and robust and automatic tools for meshing and solving. This lets users focus on design and developing a good product, leaving the analysis to the software.

Multiple Design Options

SOLIDWORKS Plastics allows experimentation with gate, runner and sprue locations and sizes, different mold cavity layouts, and features automated runner-balancing technology for family tools. The SOLIDWORKS Plastics material library features thousands of parts, and is fully customizable, so you’ll never be short of an alternate material to try.

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