SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional mold flow analysis software allows you to evaluate single-cavity, multi-cavity and family mold layouts with ease – including sprues, runners and gates. Balance runner systems and estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage and shot size, enabling you to optimize feed system design and avoid expensive mold rework.
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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional mold flow analysis software provides anyone who designs or builds injection molds an accurate, easy-to-use way to optimize them. Quickly create and analyze single-cavity, multi-cavity, and family mold layouts, including sprues, runners, and gates. Being able to balance runner systems and estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage, and shot size, gives you the ability to optimize feed system design and avoid costly mold rework.
These simulation tools predict how the melted plastic will behave during the injection molding process which helps prevent manufacturing defects. Save time, energy and resources with SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional for Mold Design Optimization
Developing effective injection-molded tooling, which consistently produces high quality parts, as quickly and inexpensively as possible is the ultimate goal for all moldmakers. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional software provides additional simulation tools to SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard, for optimizing injection-molded tooling designs of all levels of complexity.
The mold flow analysis software allows moldmakers to accurately simulate the filling and packing phases to determine maximum injection pressure and machine size requirements; balance runner systems to achieve uniform filling and avoid defects; and estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage, and shot size to optimize feed systems.
Accurately simulating the performance of tooling variations—such as whether to use single-cavity, multi-cavity, or family mold layouts; trying out different locations for sprues, runners, and gates; or evaluating advanced approaches such as inserts, valve gates, or two-shot or gas-assited molding—allows moldmakers to create the best tooling for the job faster and more affordably.
SOLIDWORKS Design Support
- Native SOLIDWORKS files.
- Associative with SOLIDWORKS geometry.
- Fully embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.
General Analysis and Meshing
- Automated mesh generation
- Guided mesh creation and analysis setup
- Global and local mesh refinement controls
- Solid 3D mesh
- Boundary mesh (shell)
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Key features include everything in Standard version with the following additions:
- Symmetry Analysis
- Packing Phase (2nd Stage Injection)
- Runner Balancing
- Sprues and Runners
- Hot and Cold Runners
- Multi-cavity Molds
- Family Molds
- Mold Inserts
- Volumetric Shrinkage
- Density at End of Pack
- Exports STL, NASTRAN
- Export with Mechanical Properties ABAQUS®, ANSYS, DigiMat®