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Mould Tool Design

Create complex mould tools quickly, including core and cavity, draft, parting surfaces and mould base components. Design changes are fast with the mould specific toolset.

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD allows product designers and mould makers to easily amend their design at any stage from development to manufacture. With fully integrated modelling software suitable for plastic, cast, stamped, formed, and forged designs, product design, mold design, and validation in one package.

With moulds and drawings generated from the original 3D model SOLIDWORKS associativity guarantees your solid model is always accurately reflected within in your mould, electrode, drawing and even NC data without the need to track and edit files individually.

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Overview

Throughout part development mould designs constantly evolve. The constant importing, exporting and repair of data between the part and mould design can lead to errors and inaccuracies as well as consuming valuable design time, consequentially mould designers typically are forced to wait until the part is “frozen” before commencing tooling.

SOLIDWORKS proves advantageous with both parts and tools are designed within the same system, during product development designers are able to validate their designs can be successfully moulded testing the suitability of the draft, thickness and undercuts. SOLIDWORKS Plastics can also be used to simulate mould filling whilst assessing the best gate locations.

Key Features

  • Complete plastic part and advanced surfacing design tools
  • Geometry Import, Repair, and Healing tools
  • Draft Analysis, Undercut Analysis, and Thickness Analysis tools
  • Parting line tools
  • Parting surface tools
  • Automated “fill surface” capability for easy shutoff surface creation
  • Core and cavity splitting tools
  • SOLIDWORKS 3D mould bases available on-line and directly from major mould suppliers
  • SOLIDWORKS configurations to create customizable configurations of moulds and mould components
  • Compare Part tools to visually see in 3D what geometry was added or removed when design changes occur
  • Mould filling simulation
  • Production quality mould drawing creation tools
  • Seamless integrations with several industry leading CAM products allowing NC tool paths to automatically update with part design and tooling changes
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