The Complete Guide to Mold Making with SOLIDWORKS 2020 is a quick paced book written to provide experienced SOLIDWORKS users with in-depth knowledge of the mold tools provided by SOLIDWORKS. Throughout this book you will learn the procedures necessary for using these tools to create and analyze effective mold designs.
Utilizing step-by-step instructions, each chapter of this book will guide you through different tasks, from designing or repairing a mold, to developing complex parting lines; from making a core in the part mode to advancing through more complex tasks in the assembly mode. Throughout this book you will be introduced to using surfacing tools to repair models and prepare them for the mold making process.
Towards the end of this book, you will learn how to work with SOLIDWORKS Plastics and Flow Simulation to simulate the way melted plastics flow during the injection molding process. You will also learn to analyze the thick-thin wall regions to predict defects on plastic parts and molds.
Table of Contents
1. Plastic Part Design 2. Surface Repair 3. Core and Cavity Creation 4. Planar Parting Lines 5. Interlock Surface 6. Non-Planar Parting Lines 7. Manual Parting Lines 8. Undercuts and Slide Cores 9. Alternative Methods 10. Thickness Analysis 11. Using the Plastics Wizard 12. Plastics Flow Analysis