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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Training – 2 days

Lesson 1: Basic Flow Analysis

  • Basic Flow Analysis
  • Stages in the Process
  • Units
  • Element Types
  • Shell Elements
  • Solid Elements
  • Meshing
  • Initial Mesh
  • The Plastics Manager Tree
  • Input Options
  • Polymer
  • Using the Database
  • Machines
  • Injection Location
  • Running a Flow Analysis
  • Flow
  • Pack
  • Warp
  • Flow Results
  • Fill Time
  • Weld Lines
  • Results Adviser
  • Saving
  • Exercise 1: Basic Flow Analysis

Lesson 2: Detecting Air Traps

  • Detecting Air Traps
  • Stages in the Process
  • Adding Nodes to the Mesh
  • Air Traps
  • Dieseling Effect
  • Time Settings
  • Switching Modes for Design Changes
  • Plastics to Modeling
  • Modeling to Plastics
  • Thickness Analysis
  • Design Changes
  • Venting
  • Parts Created Using Mold Design Tools
  • Exercise 2: Air Traps
  • Exercise 3: Design Changes

Lesson 3: Detecting a Short Shot

  • Detecting Short Shots
  • Stages in the Process
  • Fill Settings
  • Filling Time and Injection Pressure
  • Report Text File
  • Flow Front Central Temperature
  • Pressure at End of Fill
  • Thickness Change
  • Exercise 4: Short Shots

Lesson 4: The Model Manager

  • The Model Manager
  • Stages in the Process
  • Using the Model Manager
  • Copying Parts and Results
  • Batch Manager
  • Batch Controls
  • Settings for Batch Analysis Jobs
  • Summary and Report

Lesson 5: Injection Locations and Sink Marks

  • Injection Locations and Sink Marks
  • Stages in the Process
  • Injection Location Rules
  • Positioning the Injection Location
  • Single vs. Multiple Injection Locations
  • Modeling for Injection Locations
  • Automatic Injection Location Selection
  • Sink Marks
  • Measure
  • Exercise 6: Minimizing Sink Marks (2)
  • Exercise 5: Minimizing Sink Marks (1)
  • Nominal Wall Thickness Advisor
  • Minimizing Sink Marks in Ribs

Lesson 6: Multiple Cavity Molds

  • Multiple Cavity Molds
  • Stages in the Process
  • Mirroring Cavities
  • Sketching Runners
  • Mold Layouts
  • Runner Design
  • Runner Types
  • Element Count
  • Runner Design Wizard
  • Results Units
  • Pressure at End of Fill
  • Searching for Polymers
  • X-Y Plots
  • Exercise 7: Multiple Cavity Molds

Lesson 7: Runner-Balancing

  • Runner-Balancing
  • Stages in the Process
  • Local Refinement of Mesh
  • Mesh Density
  • Gradation
  • Material Favourites
  • Using Runner-Balancing
  • Exercise 8: Runner-Balancing

Lesson 8: Gate Freeze

  • Stages in the Process
  • Solid Mesh
  • Solid and Shell Mesh
  • Solid Mesh Runner Creation
  • The Installation Process
  • Transforming the Mesh
  • Meshing Options
  • Pack Settings
  • Exercise 9: Gate Freeze
  • Editing the Gate Geometry
  • Volumetric Shrinkage at End of Packing
  • Temperature at End of Packing
  • Pressure at End of Packing
  • Pack Results
  • Flow and Pack Analysis

Lesson 9: Symmetry Analysis

  • Stages in the Process
  • Case Study1
  • Case Study2

Lesson 10: Optimizing Cooling Time

  • Stages in the Process
  • Multiple Injection Locations
  • Temperature at Post-Filling End
  • Nodal Temperature
  • Jetting
  • Exercise 10: Optimizing Cooling Time

Lesson 11: Using Inserts

  • Stages in the Process
  • Cavities and Inserts
  • Materials for Inserts
  • Insert Settings
  • Hiding Cavities and Inserts

Lesson 12: Mesh Repairs

  • Stages in the Process
  • Element Issues
  • Edit Mesh
  • Repairing Mesh Groups
  • Using Fill Hole
  • Exercise 11: Mesh Repairs

Lesson 13: Warpage Analysis

  • Warpage Analysis
  • Shrinkage and Warpage
  • Minimizing Warpage
  • Warp Settings
  • Flow, Pack and Warp Analysis
  • Fiber Orientation
  • Residual Stress
  • Warp Results

Lesson 14: Cooling Analysis

  • Cooling Analysis
  • Stages in the Process
  • Cooling Channels
  • Cooling
  • Cool Results
  • Cool Analysis
  • Cool Settings
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