SOLIDWORKS Advanced 2 Virtual

The instructor-led SOLIDWORKS training course on Mold Design and SOLIDWORKS Plastics is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in using the software for designing and simulating manufacturing using plastic injection molding.

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Participants will learn how to create and modify molds and run simulations using SOLIDWORKS Plastics to validate and optimize mold design. The course covers a range of essential topics, including basic flow analysis, short shot detection, injection locations and sink marks, materials and mesh manipulation, warpage, and cooling analysis, surface concepts, imported geometry when working with molds, and much more.

This course is an excellent opportunity for engineers, designers, and manufacturers to improve their mold design and SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation skills. The training is delivered through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, allowing participants to practice their skills and engage in discussions with the instructor and fellow participants. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and practical experience they need to optimize their mold designs and manufacturing processes, minimizing the risk of defects and reducing production time and costs.

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R15900.00 incl. VAT

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SOLIDWORKS is the industry-standard software for designing and manufacturing molds. If you’re looking to improve your mold design and SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation skills, then our instructor-led SOLIDWORKS Advanced 2 training course on Mold Design and SOLIDWORKS Plastics is the perfect choice for you. This course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in using the software to optimize your mold designs and reduce production time and costs.

The Mold Design module covers a range of essential topics, including surface concepts, core and cavity creation, side cores, and advanced parting line options. You will also learn how to create custom surfaces for mold design, perform advanced surfacing, and work with reusable data. The training will provide you with the knowledge and practical experience you need to complete the mold base and design molds that meet your specific manufacturing requirements.

The SOLIDWORKS Plastics module will cover a range of essential topics, including basic flow analysis, detecting a short shot, automation tools, injection locations, and sink marks. You will also learn how to work with different materials, manipulate meshes, detect air traps, and analyze gate blush. Additionally, you will learn how to optimize packing and cooling times, work with multiple cavity molds, and perform symmetry analysis. The training will also cover valve gates and hot runners, reaction injection molding, and other advanced molding techniques.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired a comprehensive range of skills that will enable you to create molds, set up the manufacturing process, and run simulations using SOLIDWORKS Plastics to validate and optimize your mold designs. This course is perfect for engineers, designers, and manufacturers who want to improve their skills in mold design and SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation. The training is delivered through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, allowing you to practice your skills and engage in discussions with the instructor and fellow participants

Mold Tools:

Module 1: Surface Concepts and Imported Geometry
Module 2: Core and Cavity
Module 3: Side Cores and Pins
Module 4: Advanced Parting Line Options
Module 5: Creating Custom Surfaces for Mold Design
Module 6: Advanced Surfacing for Mold Design
Module 7: Alternative Methods for Mold Design
Module 8: Reusable Data
Module 9: Completing the Mold Base

SOLIDWORKS Plastics:

Module 1: Basic Flow Analysis
Module 2: Detecting a Short Shot
Module 3: Automation Tools
Module 4: Injection Locations and Sink Marks
Module 5: Materials
Module 6: Mesh Manipulation
Module 7: Detecting Air Traps
Module 8: Gate Blush
Module 9: Packing and Cooling Times
Module 10: Multiple Cavity Molds
Module 11: Symmetry Analysis
Module 12: Valve Gates and Hot Runners
Module 13: Reaction Injection Molding
Module 14: Using Inserts
Module 15: Multi-Material Overmolding
Module 16: Co-Injection Molding
Module 17: Bi-Injection Molding
Module 18: Cooling Analysis
Module 19: Warpage Analysis

Skill Prerequisites

  • Mechanical design experience.
  • Completed the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course.
  • Experience with the Windows® operating system.
  • Fundamental knowledge of plastic materials. plastic part design and/or injection mold design.

System Requirements

SOLIDWORKS Version: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
CPU: 64-bit; Intel or AMD
RAM: 16 GB or more
GPU: Certified cards and drivers (SOLIDWORKS Hardware Support)
Storage Drives: SSD drives are recommended for optimal performance

Pierre du Plooy (Durban)
Jaco van den Berg (Centurion)
Rudolf van den Berg (Cape Town)
Wian Vermaak (Centurion)
Evan van den Berg (Centurion)

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