Learn manual mold creation techniques and Mold Tools


  • CLASSROOM LENGTH:   2 days


    PREREQUISITES:  We recommend completing the SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling course.

    DESCRIPTION:  Mold Design Using SOLIDWORKS teaches you several manual mold creation techniques and how to use the Mold Tools in SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.

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    Lesson 1: 
    surface concepts and imported geometry 

    • Course Overview  
    • Hide/Show Tree Items 
    • Accessing Commands 
    • Importing Data 
    • 3D Model Types 
    • Definitions 
    • Case Study: Solids vs. Surfaces 
    • Creating Solids From Surfaces 
    • Decomposing a Solid into Surfaces 
    • Additional Surface Concepts 
    • Importing Mold Design 
    • File Translation 
    • Why Do Imports Fail? 
    • SOLIDWORKS Import Options 
    • Case Study: Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry 
    • Procedures for Rebuilding Fillets 

    Lesson 2: 
    core and cavity

    • Core and Cavity Mold Design 
    • SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools 
    • Case Study: Camera Body  
    • Mold Analysis Tools 
    • Analyzing Draft on a Model 
    • Using the Draft Analysis Tool  
    • Draft Analysis Options 
    • Adding Draft  
    • Scaling the Model 
    • Establish the Parting Lines 
    • Shut-Off Surfaces  
    • Creating the Parting Surface 
    • Surface Bodies 
    • Creating the Mold Tooling 
    • Seeing Inside the Mold 
    • Interlocking the Mold Tooling 
    • Creating Part and Assembly Files 

    Lesson 3: 
    side cores and PINS

    • Additional Mold Tooling 
    • Case Study: Power Saw Housing 
    • Trapped Molding Areas 
    • Side Cores 
    • Feature Freeze 
    • Lifters 
    • Core Pins 
    • Manual Selction Techniques 
    • Case Study: Mixer Base 
    • Modifying Shut-Off Surfaces 
    • Completing the Tooling 

    Lesson 4: 
    advanced parting lines

    • Case Study: Manual Parting Line 
    • Case Study: Splitting a Part 
    • Exercise 9: Peeler 

    Lesson 5: 
    Creating Custom Surfaces For Mold Design 

    • Surfaces in Mold Making 
    • Case Study: Plastic Bezel of a Cordless Drill 
    • Creating New Drafted Faces 
    • Interlock Surfaces 
    • Case Study: Router Bottom 

    Lesson 6: 
    Advanced Surfacing for Mold Design 

    • Surface Modeling for Mold Design 
    • The Mixer 
    • Case Study: Mixer Rear Housing 
    • Case Study: Mixer Handle 

    Lesson 7: 
    alternate methods for mold design

    • Alternate Methods for Mold Design 
    • Case Study: Using Combine and Split 
    • Creating a Cavity 
    • Case Study: Cavity 
    • Case Study: Using Surfaces 
    • Techniques for Mold Tooling 

    Lesson 8: 
    reusable data

    • Reusing Data 
    • Task Pane 
    • SOLIDWORKS Resources 
    • Design Library  
    • File Explorer 
    • Case Study: 3D ContentCentral  
    • Library Features  
    • Case Study: Create A Library Feature 
    • Configurations in Library Features 
    • Case Study: Water Line 
    • Smart Components 

    Lesson 9: 
    completing the mold base 

    • Case Study: Mold Base 
    • Organizing the Assembly 
    • Modifying the Lifters 
    • Iifter Motion 
    • Ejector Pins 
    • Cooling the Mold 
    • Making the Drawing 
    • Making Changes 
    • Completing the Process 

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