How Accurate is SOLIDWORKS Plastics? [VIDEO]

Article by Rod Mackay created/updated April 13, 2017

I am often asked questions regarding the accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Plastics and if it lines up with real injection molding.  The simple answer is YES, it lines up very well.  Plastics is great at predicting and avoiding manufacturing defects in your injection molded parts. Don’t just take my word for it. I encourage you to watch the video below for a better understanding of what SOLIDWORKS Plastics can do and how it measures up against traditional design validation methods.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics for Designers – Real World Correlation

In this 15 minute video, Brian Zias (Senior Technical Manager, DS SOLIDWORKS) introduces the insights you can gain as a designer of plastic parts using SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Watch this video to learn:

  • What this Injection Molding Simulation Software can do
  • How you can use it as part of your design process
  • How it compares with physical results

In this video; with the use of an injection molded part, we can see how this software predicts:

  • Flow front visualization
  • Fill time
  • Sink Marks
  • Weld Lines
  • Warpage

With SOLIDWORKS Plastics you can evaluate the manufacturability of your parts and molds at the same time you design for form, fit, and function.

Intuitive Workflow and Design Advice

SOLIDWORKS Plastics works directly on your 3D model, so there are no translation issues. You can make changes to your model and see the impact right away. The state-of the-art meshing system is powerful and fast, and covers a range of geometries, from thin-walled parts to very thick and solid parts.

If you are interested in seeing how this software can help you design plastic parts with more accuracy and confidence, please contact us today.

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Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.