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The SOLIDWORKS Plastics course teaches you how to use specialized simulation software tools to predict how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process. Predicting how the plastic will flow enables you to predict manufacturing defects such as weld lines, air traps, short shots, and sink marks. By predicting these defects, you can change the part or mold geometry, the processing conditions, or the plastic material itself to eliminate or minimize them, saving energy, material, time, and money. The 1-day Plastics course focuses on features and functions of Plastics Standard and some of Plastics Professional (for part designers).
 
*This course is eligible to be part of the DASI Solutions Apprenticeship Program, certified by the U.S Department of Labor.

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Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials and a fundamental knowledge of plastic materials, plastic part design, and/or injection mold design

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  • 01Basic Flow Analysis 
    Stages in the Process
    Element Types 
    Meshing 
    The Plastics Manager Tree 
    Input Options 
    Injection Location 
    Running a Flow Analysis 
    Flow Results
  • 02Detecting Air Traps 
    Stages in the Process 
    Air Traps 
    Switching Modes for Design Changes 
    Design Changes 
    Parts Created Using Mold Design Tools
  • 03Detecting Short Cuts 
    Stages in the Process 
    Fill Settings 
    Flow Front Central Temperature 
  • 04The Model Manager 
    Stages in the Process 
    Using the Model Manager 
    Copying Parts and Results 
    Batch Manager 
    Summary and Report 
  • 05Injection Locations and Sink Marks 
    Stages in the Process 
    Injection Location Rules 
    Sink Marks 

  • 06Multiple Cavity Molds 
    Stages in the Process 
    Mirroring Cavities 
    Sketching Runners 
    Runner Design 
    X-Y Plots 
  • 07Runner - Balancing 
    Stages in the Process 
    Local Refinement of Mesh 
    Using Runner - Balancing