SOLIDWORKS have recently unveiled SOLIDWORKS Plastics
software, easy-to-use software tools that enable users to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of plastics part and injection mould design.
The new products run fully embedded inside of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
software, providing part designers and mould makers with familiar and intuitive workflows so they can quickly optimise part and mould designs for manufacturability. The ability to make design changes early ensures the mould works correctly the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework and improving part quality. SOLIDWORKS Plastics also provides users with valuable knowledge enabling them to determine whether any changes to the part geometry, mould design, material selection or processing conditions will have a positive impact on the ability to easily manufacture their products.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics products are based on technology from SIMPOE SAS
, one of the leading providers of plastics injection moulding simulation software. As a SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner, SIMPOE currently provides fully integrated, fully interoperable, "single window" functionality for SOLIDWORKS. The new product solution builds on the previous relationship and is offered under the SOLIDWORKS brand.
is offered in two packages - SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional for part designers, and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium for mould designers and mould makers. Both versions are now available from NT CADCAM.
If you would like to find out more about this product or to have a demonstration please get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help.