Plastics Professional

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional gives anyone who designs or builds injection molds an accurate, easy-to-use way to optimize them. You can quickly create and analyze single-cavity, multi-cavity, and family mold layouts, including sprues, runners, and gates. You can even balance runner systems and estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage, and shot size, enabling you to optimize feed system design and avoid costly mold rework.

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Capabilities

(SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard Capabilities Included)

Insert and Over Molding

Evaluate your inserts overmolding (made of metal or any other solid material). When Overmolding, also known as 2-component injection molding, two different cavities are filled sequentially.

 

Fiber Analysis and Birefringence

Simulate injection molding with fibers in the injected plastics. The fiber orientation can be visualized both in the core and the outer skin.

Birefringence is the optical property of a material having a refractive index that depends on the polarization and propagation direction of light. SolidWorks Plastics calculates values in all three planes, providing you with information about the property of birefringence of transparent plastic.

 

Gas Injections and Valve Gates

Simulate GID method, where it first fills the cavity with molten plastic, then gas is blown into the core to hollow it out. Control your injection locations with Valve Gates volume or time-based. With the use of gate valves, you can realize cascade filling, relocate weld lines or avoid air traps.

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium

4000+ Plastic Base Materials

Filling Phase Simulation (1st Stage)

Weld Lines

Sink Marks

Short Shots

Air Traps

Automatic Gate Locations

Multiple Gate Locations

Surface and Solid Mesh

Packing Phase Simulation (2nd Stage)


Volumetric Shrinkage


Gas Injection and Valve Gates


Multiple Cavity


Runner Balancing


Runner Design Wizard


Hot and Cold Runner


Multicavity and Family Mold


Co-Injection


Insert and Over Molding


Gas-Assist

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Fiber Analysis and Birefringence

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Reaction Injection Molding (RIM:Thermoset)

Cell

Valve Gate (Sequential)

Cell

Venting Analysis

Cell

Cooling Analysis

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Warpage Analysis

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