SOLIDWORKS Plastics Training

CATalyst Premium

Credits: 3
Classroom: 2 sessions, 7 hours each
Virtual: 4 sessions 3-1/2 hours each

Class #: C501

SOLIDWORKS Plastics teaches the user how to evaluate the manufacturability of injection molded parts. This course covers the functions necessary to set up the simulations for all aspects of the process: part filling, packing, cooling, and ejection. The process is taught in a stepwise manner. Advancing to each step as the course progresses, from a basic flow analysis, to evaluating part filling, all the way to the calculation of the shape of a warped part after it leaves the mold.

Users will learn to predict common defects such as short shots, sink marks, weld lines, air traps, and gate blush to help them confidently design parts produced using the injection molding method.

During this instructor-led course, students will learn:

  • Meshing
  • Automation tools
  • Material selection and creation
  • Multi-cavity molds and using symmetry
  • Runner balancing
  • Clamp force prediction
  • Valve gates and hot runners
  • Insert overmolding
  • Reaction injection molding
  • Multi-shot and gas-assist molds

Completion of SOLIDWORKS Plastics will familiarize the user with the necessary commands, options and menus to generate successful analyses on their designs.

Class Details

  • Basic Flow Analysis

  • Detecting a Short Shot
  • Automation Tools
  • Injection Locations and Sink Marks
  • Materials
  • Mesh Manipulation
  • Detecting Air Traps
  • Gate Blush
  • Packing and Cooling Times
  • Multiple Cavity Molds
  • Symmetry Analysis
  • Valve Gates and Hot Runners
  • Reaction Injection Molding
  • Using Inserts
  • Multi Shot Mold
  • Gas Assistance Molding
  • Cooling Analysis
  • Warpage Analysis

The SOLIDWORKS Plastics training guide will be supplied at the beginning of class and is yours to keep.

Students will have a strong understanding of how to utilize SOLIDWORKS Plastics to improve their design of plastic parts.

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

1 Upcoming Class:

Date Time Location  
April 13, 14, 15, 16, 2020 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register

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Training Testimonials

The course was great & the instructor was great! The course pace and information presented was just right for the class level.

Christine Laub

[The Instructor] was engaging and answered all of my questions as we progressed through the material.

Jessica Nemitz

I learned more from this one week class than an entire semester at a university. The instructor was very knowledgeable of the subject matter. Definitely a good investment of money to take this course.

Joe Mace