Without Spoons, Ice Cream is just Not the Same. Design them in SOLIDWORKS Plastics

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 If you’re a frequent visitor to the 3DVision Technologies blog, I’m almost certain you’ve read a few installments of our webinar series “How to Solve it”.  Hopefully you have also taken the time and watched the webinar recordings, as well.  Also, if you frequent the blog may have read some of my earlier articles discussing the design of an ice cream spoon.  While I currently have at least two more articles to write concerning the ice cream spoon, this short […]

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The Ice Cream Spoon, Part 2

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In the previous Ice Cream Spoon blog, I wrote about Surface Modeling techniques in SOLIDWORKS.  In this installment, I’ll discuss the plastic injection molding analysis of the spoon. One of the unique design elements on the ice cream spoon is the large rib on the underside of the handle.  I have a few ideas as to why the rib is there, but I want to use SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools to verify why the rib was included.  The first tool to […]

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Nominal Wall Thickness Inside Plastics Simulation

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Wall Thickness – a major concern when designing a plastic part. During the injection of the mold the melted plastic flow front will always move in the direction of least resistance. You can think of this similar to water flowing through a pipe.  The larger the pipe the easier the volume of water will flow.  If the wall is too thick in comparison to other sections of the part the plastic flow will “Race Track” or move ahead of the […]

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Register for the May SOLIDWORKS Webcast Series

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An in depth look at designing complex products: Workflow Opportunities with SolidWorks DATE May 4th, 2012 Learn from our experts how the SOLIDWORKS product portfolio seamlessly integrates the process of designing complex products from concept through production, to the end user. Optimize designs for performance, manufacturability and even environmental requirements Analyze design iterations at the earliest stages of product development Avoid time consuming and expensive re-tooling work Minimize manufacturing cycle times while maximizing molded part quality Get your products to […]

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Register for a SOLIDWORKS Plastics Webcast

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Join us on April 19th from 9:30am -10:30am(CT) for you first look at SOLIDWORKS Plastics.  SOLIDWORKS Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds. It simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing related defects on parts and molds. You can quickly evaluate manufacturability while you design, to eliminate costly mold rework, improve part quality, and accelerate time to market. When: Thursday April 19, 20129:30am-10:30am Central Time  […]

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Register for CATI’s Product Development Forum

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Join us this spring for our annual Product Development Forum series! This unique event will show you how to take your product from concept to reallity and improve your product development process with the help of solutions from CATI. Presentation highlights: Set Up Virtual Real World Environments to Test Your Designs Top 5 Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing Into Your Product Development Process Optimize the Design of Plastic Parts SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Integration With SOLIDWORKS Best Practices  30+ Things You […]

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