SOLIDWORKS Short: Designing Injection Molded Parts Better

Injection molding is the process used to manufacture 80 percent of the plastic parts you encounter every day. If the process is that pervasive, it should have been perfected at this point, right? Perhaps in another universe – unfortunately, injection molding involves a complex mix of time, temperature, and pressure variables, making it difficult to determine whether or not your mold will work properly the first time. When it works; great – you beat the house! When it doesn’t, you’re looking at potentially tossing aside hundreds of thousands of dollars, and you suddenly remember that the house always wins.

In this video SOLIDWORKS Director of Product Portfolio Management Peter Ruckinski explains why injection molding doesn’t have to be a gamble. With SOLIDWORKS Plastics, you have an integrated tool that enables you to simulate your injection mold designs directly in SOLIDWORKS. This allows you to predict how a plastic will flow into a mold and optimize part and mold design to be certain your design will work the first time it enters an injection molding machine.

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Cliff Medling

Cliff Medling is a Senior Marketing Manager at SolidWorks and the host for the Born to Design Podcast.