Injection Molding

Introducing the first SLA 3D Printer from Stratasys – The V650 Flex

Stratasys V650 Flex SLA 3D Printer

Stratasys, the additive manufacturing quality and reliability leader, has announced a new 3D printer to their list of product offerings. The new V650 Flex is the first ever Stratasys 3D printer featuring Stereolithography (SLA) technology. Stereolithography is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating parts layer by layer, by projecting an ultraviolet (UV)…

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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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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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A Complete Injection Molding Additive Manufacturing Solution

3D Printed Injection Mold

At Javelin we help Canadian Injection Molders and Toolmakers save time and money with the technology to design and create prototypes of molds before cutting metal using SOLIDWORKS 3D design software and Stratasys 3D printers. To provide a solution for the manufacturing stage of the process we have recently partnered with the manufacturing experts at…

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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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