SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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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, incomplete filling and packing. Common Air Trap Causes Race Track Effect Hesitation Lack of Ventilation Air Trap Detection Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics…

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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 simulation results video below: Causes of Short Shot Poor Plastic material selection Part design issues Incorrect runner balancing parameters Incorrect molding…

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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 called weld lines. Weld lines are molding defects that cause weak regions in the molded part which could result in…

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