Mold and tooling engineers face unique challenges that ultimately affect manufactured product quality and cost. Issues can include material variations, weld lines, sink marks, warpage, long cycle times, and incomplete cavity filling. Once the mold design has been completed and manufacturing begins, making design part changes can become very expensive. Therefore, good upfront communication between plastic part designers and mold and tooling engineers can help eliminate potential problems earlier, saving time and costs downstream.
Collaborate, Communicate and Improve the Mold Design
3D Mold Creator helps anyone design mold tooling faster and also helps improve the communication between plastic part designers and mold makers. With 3D Mold Creator, mold core, cavity, and inserts can be created quickly with CAD tools specialized for mold design.
3D Mold Creator provides specialized functionality, including mold shrinkage compensation, automated parting line creation, automated parting surface and shut off surface creation, automated mold splitting, and creation of inserts that can be output for manufacturing.
Design Faster and Quicker
With 3D Mold Creator, part designers and mold makers can create mold core, cavity, and inserts in just a few minutes. Instead of sending 3D CAD models without proper draft and undercuts, part designers can check their designs and even create the mold inserts themselves and send the part and mold inserts to the mold maker, thereby giving the mold maker a head start delivering the mold and first manufactured parts.
3D Mold Creator also improves collaboration between mold makers and plastic parts designers. 3D Mold Creator is part of the 3DEXPEPEREINCE WORKS portfolio of products, which run on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud in a browser. No need to download software, all you need is an internet connection and a connected device.
More Efficient Mold Design
In 3D Mold Creator on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the mold designer can design quickly and communicate efficiently with the part designer to make the updates needed. In addition, the mold designer can work on a model that is derived from the design model, which means it references the design model directly. Changes to the design model are thus reflected in the mold.
3D Mold Creator provides an integrated, easy-to-use process from part design to tooling design. Specialized and automated functionality for the design of mold core, cavity, and inserts combine with improved collaboration and automatic data management to equal more efficient mold design.