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What is Design Analysis?

Design 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 which design analysis provides accurate answers. Instead of building a prototype and developing elaborate testing regimens to analyze the physical…

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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 can I reduce tooling costs, lead time and eliminate tooling revisions? How can SolidWorks Simulation Technology leverage my Scientific Molding…

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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 avoiding manufacturing defects in your injection molded parts. Don’t just take my word for it. I encourage you to watch…

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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 anyone entering a design or engineering program is SOLIDWORKS. As the industry leader, SOLIDWORKS allows students to create and innovate…

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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 event you will learn: Is the stress actually that high?  Automatic Stress Hotspot Detection will help you find out. New…

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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 of fillers, additives, reinforcements, blends, copolymers, etc. In fact, just the addition of different colorants can cause a given material…

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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 requirements. Designers, moldmakers, and manufacturing professionals can leverage SOLIDWORKS® Plastics mold-filling simulation software to optimize parts for manufacturability. Refine tooling to improve quality,…

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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 internal stresses subjected on the part due to uneven shrinkage rate and mechanical forces like the ejection process. Causes   …

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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 direction on the part’s surface.  Sink marks do not affect the physical strength, longevity and functioning of the molded part…

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