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.
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.
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.
Manufacturers of products with injection-molded parts can resolve design and tooling challenges by perform-ing accurate mold-filling simulations using SOLIDWORKS® Plastics software. Rather than rely on time-consum-ing and costly prototyping and tooling iterations to improve manufacturability, injection-molding professionals can utilize this solution to cut time and cost from the process while simultaneously improving quality. To demonstrate the accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulations—and validate the application’s viability for accelerating injection-molded part design and production—Dassault Systèmes initiated a project with the University of Massachusetts Lowell, one of the world’s leading plastics engineering research centers, to com-pare mold-filling simulation predictions with the results of actual physical tests. This paper examines the project’s findings, which validate how accurate SOLIDWORKS Plastics mold-filling simulations can streamline injection-molded part and tooling development.
The productivity gains provided by SOLIDWORKS software enabled Remington Products to continue to succeed in the highly competitive, global footwear industry.