Plastic Melt Flow Simulation Software

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What is SOLIDWORKS Plastics?

SOLIDWORKS Plastics is the injection molding flow simulation add-in for the SOLIDWORKS CAD package. It simulates the flow of the plastic melt into the mold cavity and provides results that will help part designers, mold designers, and injection molding manufacturers validate and optimize their products. SOLIDWORKS Plastics runs in the SOLIDWORKS interface which streamlines the workflow to make any design changes on the fly.

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Avoid Costly Mold Cavity Rework

SOLIDWORKS Plastics can drastically reduce the chance of costly mistakes before a Mold Cavity is manufactured. Utilizing the advanced flow simulation tools can help you design efficient products and designs without the large expense of prototype testing. Modifying after a cavity is built not only causes major costs but also extensive labor to rework mold cavities.  Let SOLIDWORKS Plastics help you test CAD models before manufacturing begins to ensure the best version of your design will go to production.

“I have successfully used the Solidworks Plastic software to optimize the design of a part having thin walls and to optimize the cooling lines placement on the injection molding tool. Part warpage was the major issue that I was trying to contain. The supplier conducted similar analysis using the Moldflow software. I have noted good correlation in the predicted part warpage between the SolidWorks Plastic and Moldflow. ”

– Wally Szeremeta, Sr. Technologist Mechanical Design – Western Digital

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Packages

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard Pricing available at GoEngineer.comSOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard is the premier mold cavity testing software for part designers.  It contains analysis tools that allow plastic part design to validate and optimize part designs for the injection molding process. This is a great tool for the plastic part designer to use to detect potential molding defects before manufacturing begins.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional Pricing available at GoEngineer.comSOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional is the next step up in Mold Cavity Injection Testing.  Developed to assist mold designers and mold builders to optimize the mold design that will result in a consistent processing window. Includes additional tools such as multi-cavity design and runner systems to prevent costly rework by minimizing tooling adjustments.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium Pricing available from GoEngineer.comSOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium is the top level injection molding analysis software tool available on the market.  Plastics Premium gives you access to all of the tools that SOLIDWORKS Plastics has to offer. The advanced cooling and warp analysis tools are one of many advanced features used together to get the most accurate shrinkage and warp prediction possible.

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Ease of Use
Design Data Reuse
Materials Database
Parallel Computing (Multi-core)
Filling Phase (1st Stage Injection)
Automatic Gate Location(s)
Instantaneous Fill Time Plot
Sink Mark Analysis
eDrawings Support
Fill Time
Ease of Fill
Results Adviser
Nominal Wall Thickness Adviser
Pressure at End of Fill
Flow Front Temperature
Temperature at End of Fill
Shear Rate
Cooling Time
Weld Lines
Air Traps
Sink Marks
Frozen Layer Fraction at End of Fill
Clamp Force
Cycle Time
Symmetry Analysis
Packing Phase (2nd Stage Injection)
Runner Balancing
Runner Design Wizard
Sprues and Runners
Hot and Cold Runners
Multi-cavity Molds
Family Molds
Mold Inserts
Volumetric Shrinkage
Density at End of Pack
Export with Mechanical Properties ABAQUS®, ANSYS, DigiMat®
Cooling Lines
Baffles and Bubblers
Conformal Cooling Channels
Runner Domain Category
Sink Mark Profiles
Mold Temperature at Cooling End
Displacement Due to Residual Stress

Frequently Asked Questions

No, SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a purchased add-in that will run on any level of SOLIDWORKS CAD.

Yes, with the use of Duplicate study and the batch manager, you can setup multiple studies and choose to run them in a batch. While the batch analysis is running, SOLIDWORKS can be shut down and the solver will continue to run.

Yes, you can export and save individual results as an eDrawing file.

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structural analysisSOLIDWORKS Simulation

Simulation provides designers and Engineers the tools they need to quickly test their designs and intelligently iterate on them. Utilizing NAFEMS validated FEA solvers, SOLIDWORKS Simulation can provide accurate, reliable results for a wide range of study types from basic linear static analysis to more complex nonlinear and dynamic analysis..

Fluid-Structure InteractionSOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Efficiently simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces critical to your design’s success with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Driven by engineering goals, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation takes the complexity out of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and enables Product Engineers to use CFD insights for making their technical decisions in a concurrent engineering approach.

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