SOLIDWORKS Plastics Accurate Mold-Filling

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 ap

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.