Here is a simple Tutorial on using the Mold Tools in SolidWorks. For this tutorial we will make a simple basket and the corresponding mold. I used SoldiWorks 2012 and finished files made in the tutorial as well as the screen shots can be found on my profile.
This will not allow you to create a production mold but rather will introduce how to use the tools in SolidWorks.
If you are interested in learning more about injection molding (not SolidWorks specific) you should check out www.protolabs.com as they will send you a bunch of free stuff that will really help if you want to learn about injection molding. There is a picture of some the free stuff they sent me at the end of this tutorial.
This Tutorial was written "Barney Style" so even the most novice of SolidWorks users should be able to follow easily.
The files I created making this tutorial can be found here:
Tutorial: SolidWorks Mold Tools
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-solidworks-mold-tools
It worked ^^
I made it in Creo Parametric 2.0
Same to this tutorial.
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-solidworks-mold-tools--1
it works thx
i making thes
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-solidworks-mold-tools--3
Great tut Stephen even if it is for SW LoL'ss
but very helpful and useful for many others to learn more about SW.
LoL'ss Stephen, no I do not ride a motorcycle as if I did I would be dead as I would need to push it to its limit all the time when driving it.
Ha ha Thanks i guess ;) Do you ride motorcycles? Because if you did i bet you would be a Harley guy
Nice one Stephen. As much as I love SolidWorks, I have to admit that the mold tools are very basic to the point of being useless. Matt Lombard writes, in one of his brilliant books, that they are great for Frisbees and dinner plates but useless for more complex objects, and this is exactly right according to my experience.
Created in SW2014 SP4.0
My question is how or where will the mold be injected?
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-solidworks-mold-tools--2
Nice glad you liked it. This was to help learn how to use the tools in SW, not make an actual mold.
Good Tutorial To learn Basics of mold... Thanks
is there a free ebook for Injection modling for dummies we can get? I am from Europe so sadly i cannot order the book from the site you mention.
That book is by ProtoLabs and they sent it to me for free. I am not sure if they have anything out of the US. You would have to contact them. Sorry.
i may have done it slightly differently.
make the sides 7-8 degrees, and use sliding shutoff between the mold halves to form the holes in the sides.
this would eliminate using cams in the mold to form the slots...thus reducing the cost of manuffacturing.
will post a tutorial in the next few days
sorry but I'm a total Solidworks noob. Where is the options button in step 3?
If you click on the pictur you will see the button circled in red and marked with a one You can also get to the same menu i think under "tools" and then near the bottom is "options" Hope this helps
On the tutorial above you may need to click the immage to see it all
Thanks Stephen - this was one of the biggest holes in my Solidworks knowledge! I've made a few molds - but done essentially the same thing manually. This is way easier!
Glad i could help out I also liked your comment in the challenge about the "gold star" award
nice job, thnak s
coll thanks mate's....
after completing how to move individual body. plz tell...
I used the 'move/copy body' tool. You can also download my SW file and explore the feature tree.
Great tutorial, i follow it and everything goes well.
Only miss the injection circuit.
Thank you a lot.
good and helpfull