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Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Plastics software from Javelin technical experts through our software tech tips, related articles, and case studies.

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Creating custom polymer material in SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Creating Custom Polymer material in SOLIDWORKS Plastics Material Database

SOLIDWORKS Plastics material database contains thousands of materials used in injection molding. This includes polymers, metals for the molds and inserts and coolant materials. Depending upon the simulation requirement users can assign polymer materials to…

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How does SolidWorks Plastics Help You Learn More About Injection Molding?

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics has several different package levels with tools for designers, molding process optimization, and even mold designs with advanced cooling. Often much of the necessary knowledge to run/design molds are held by just a…

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What is Design Analysis?

Design study Analysis

In its simplest terms, design analysis is a powerful software technology for simulating physical behavior on the computer. Will it break? Will it deform? Will it get too hot? These are the types of questions for…

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics: Leveraging Smart Data for Optimal Plastic Part Design & Manufacturability [LIVE WEBINAR]

Are you a Plastic Part Designer, Process Engineer, and/or an Injection Mold Designer that needs real world answers to the following questions? Has my plastic part design been optimized to ensure optimal cycle time? How…

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How Accurate is SOLIDWORKS Plastics? [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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…

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2016-2017 [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2017

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. — Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher and writer The first step for any designer or engineer starts at the learning level. The first, best step, for…

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Save Time, Money, and Headaches at a SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Event

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Canada Event

Join us at a SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Canada Event to learn how the new SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Suite will help you to shorten your design cycles, reduce costs, and design better products! At a SOLIDWORKS Simulation…

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Which plastic is best for your products? Find out with SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Did you know that there are fewer than 100 commonly used plastic materials? But, part designers are forced to choose from thousands of commercial-grade plastics because they are so highly customizable due to the use…

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Will your design pass the injection molding process? Check with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Injection Molding Process

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. Instead of engaging in slow, expensive prototype iterations and test cycles to satisfy manufacturing…

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Troubleshooting Injection Molding Warpage with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

What is Injection Molding Warpage Warpage? The occurrence of shape change of the injection molded part after it has been ejected from the mold cavity is called warpage. A warp part will have twist and bends resultant due to…

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How to Avoid Sink Marks with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Plastic part with Sink Marks

Ejected mold parts often have cavities or pits on the surface, they are called Sink Marks. The physical appearance of these marks are fairly small but are strikingly visible as they reflect light in different…

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How to Prevent Injection Molding Air Traps with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Injection Molding Air Traps occur when a bubble of air is trapped as plastic flow fronts coincide.  The air bubble, or air trap, can cause various defects in a plastic part such as blemishes on the surface,…

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Troubleshooting Short Shot Injection Molding Defects with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

What is a Short Shot? When the plastic material does not completely fill the mold cavity during the injection molding process, this phenomenon is called a Short or Short Shot. An example is shown in the SOLIDWORKS Plastics…

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How to detect Weld Lines in Plastic Part Design with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Weld Lines

During the injection molding process it is common to see the occurrence of lines where two flow fronts meet due to the inability of those two flow fronts to knit together — these lines are…

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SOLIDWORKS 2024 Hardware Recommendations

TriMech has compiled this recommended SOLIDWORKS 2024 hardware guide to aid you in the process of upgrading or purchasing new hardware for SOLIDWORKS.

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Transfer Activation

IMPORTANT! Transfer Activation Prior to Upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2024

Prior to installing SOLIDWORKS 2024, you need to transfer activation from your prior release of SOLIDWORKS to ensure it’s available to activate SOLIDWORKS 2024.

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SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS® Standard, Professional and Premium 3D CAD software? Learn about the features included in each of the three SOLIDWORKS offerings.

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