SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS

SOLIDWORKS Plastics makes it easy for companies that design plastic parts or injection molds to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of design, eliminating costly rework, improving quality, and accelerating time-to-market.

 

INJECTION MOLDING SIMULATION FOR SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Plastics was created specifically for the makers of plastic products to remove the guesswork by ensuring a quality part can be produced efficiently before ever cutting steel.

Building upon SOLIDWORKS’ existing mold design features, SOLIDWORKS Plastics provides an intuitive way to predict filling patterns, reduce cycle time, and prevent a wide range of defects all within the familiar SOLIDWORKS interface.

SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium realistically predicts the warped shape of plastic parts based on cooling lines and other mold details.

SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONAL

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional predicts the cycle time of multi-cavity molds and automates runner balancing.

SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARD

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard enables users to test the part design for short shots or other mold filling issues.

SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS FEATURES

SOLIDWORKS Plastics provides users with the tools to quickly identify potential problems and make changes early in the design process by streamlining the manufacturing process.

  • ACCURATE MOLD FILLING

    SOLIDWORKS Plastics predicts the manufacturability of injection molded parts, speeding up the tooling process while also improving production part quality.

  • LARGE MATERIAL DATABASE

    SOLIDWORKS Plastics material database
    contains thousands of commercial plastics and is fully customizable so users can easily find and leverage material data

  • REDUCE MATERIAL WASTE

    Users can size the injection molding machine for a given mold, optimize cycle time, and reduce plastics material scrap for a more cost-effective design

  • OPTIMIZE FEED SYSTEM DESIGN

    Mold designers and mold makers can accurately analyze sprues, runners, gates to balance runner systems and optimize the part design

     

Solidworks Plastics Feature
  • COOLING LINE ANALYSIS

    Mold tool designers can analyze cooling lines, baffles, and conformal cooling inserts to reduce cycle time and improve part quality. 

  • EASY TO USE AND LEARN

    The Getting Started Wizard helps users run their first simulation in minutes, without needing prior analysis knowledge or plastics expertise.

  • FACILITATES DESIGN TEAM COMMUNICATION

    Web-based html reports make it fast and easy to communicate simulation results and design advice to all members of the design-to-manufacturing team

  • INTEGRATED DESIGN & VALIDATION

    SOLIDWORKS Plastics works directly on existing .SLDPRT files inside the SOLIDWORKS user interface, displaying the impact of design changes as you go.

WHY SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS?

While the cost of making changes is low in the early stages of product development, the impact is highest. The sooner you can optimize your plastic parts and injection molds for manufacturability, the better. SOLIDWORKS Plastics helps engineers see how part or mold designs impact the speed and quality of production parts before spending money on tooling.  Other benefits include:

  • Boost product innovation
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Decrease product development costs
  • Accelerate time to market with optimize part design
  • Verify manufacturability of your product early in design phase
Why Solidworks Plastics
 

OPTIMIZE YOUR PLASTIC PART & INJECTION MOLD DESIGN

In nearly all types of product development—from consumer electronics and automobiles to children’s toys and medical devices—the use of components made from plastic materials has steadily increased. However, successfully producing injection-molded parts that are free of manufacturing defects is no easy feat.

With SOLIDWORKS Plastics, users will be able to tackle complex injection-molding challenges in software —reducing production delays and preventing costly mold rework.

HAWK RIDGE SYSTEMS SERVICES PROVIDED

Hawk Ridge Systems is 100% focused on your success with SOLIDWORKS. We support all types of design, engineering and manufacturing teams throughout the US and Canada and we are committed to helping you get the most out of your 3D design software products.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Industry-leading support services, offering exceptional live chat and phone support, comprehensive web-based resources, live remote-access functionality, advanced file-sharing, and even screencasting functionality.

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TRAINING CLASSES

Our courses are available in our state of the art training labs, online or onsite at your facility. We offer a comprehensive range of beginning, advanced and design specialty courses.

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SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES

Receive free upgrades, technical support from Hawk Ridge Systems, and access to a wide variety of resources: Knowledge Base, MySolidWorks, free certifications and tons more!

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