The goal of this LIVE, free, half-day seminar at The Polymer Center is to help you understand the importance of manufacturing when designing and optimizing your plastic components, and how using tools like Autodesk Moldflow can help accelerate the product development timeline. The seminar is targeted at design engineers, injection molders and toolmakers. The seminar will begin with classroom-style presentations, followed by a live demonstration of the injection molding process, and finally a Q&A session. By the end of the seminar, you will learn:
- The fundamental of injection molding process and how processing affects the performance of your plastic components and assemblies.
- How to optimize your part design without sacrificing manufacturability of injection molded parts.
- How gate design and location impact the expected mechanical properties of your injection molded parts. Particularly at weld lines, which are notorious for being weak spots in plastic parts.
- What causes part warpage, and how can it be proactively addressed to avoid costly tooling modifications and product launch delays.
- About opportunities to use injection molding simulations throughout the entire product design development cycle.
- How different processes, part designs, and gate locations can be compared to show which case will result in a part with the best dimensional stability.
The demonstration portion will involve an at-the-press explanation of the injection molding process. The aesthetics and mechanical properties of the parts will be compared, so you can see what the effects of weld lines are on real parts.