Geometry

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: When is a Cavity and a Tooth a Good Thing?

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Just this past week, I was asked to assist one of our customers with a modeling issue. The goal was to create a usable mold based on imported geometry, which in this case just happened to be a tooth. Ordinarily I would leverage the mold tools to generate all the required components, but because the faces of the solid were faceted and inconsistent, this posed the challenge. Leveraging a “split,” “split,” and “combine/subtract,” I was able to come up with […]

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SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS TECH TIP: Counter Deformed Geometry Export to Counteract Warpage

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The primary goals of any plastics part designer and molder are to manage costs and hit critical tolerances. SolidWorks Plastics can help us predict part warpage and therefore optimize our design and process to minimize its occurrence. There are many factors that affect part warpage. Here are just a handful: – Part Geometry – Material – Fill time – Cool Time – Pack Time – Ambient Temperature – Gate Locations When we have done everything in our control to minimize […]

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