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Keeping Up with Technology:  Mold-filling Simulations for Manufacturers

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 03:01 PM

Keeping Up with Technology: Mold-filling Simulations for Manufacturers

Injection molding is one of the most common modern methods used for manufacturing parts.  It’s a great technology for producing high volumes of parts, in a multitude of materials – metals (called die-casting), glasses, elastomers, and polymers.  It’s simple, really – the heated material is forced into a mold that is shaped like the part you need.  The material is cooled, hardens and…voila’… you have your part. 

As simple as the process is, parts to be injection molded must be very carefully designed.  The material used for the part, the desired shape and features of the part, the material of the mold, and the properties of the molding machine must all be considered.

That’s where mold-filling simulations come in.

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Tags: 3D CAD Services, 3D CAD Modeling, 3D Mechanical Design, Engineering Simulation

CAD Services Matter -- The Role of PLM, PDM and 3D Design

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 02:24 PM

CAD Services Matter – The Role of PLM, PDM and 3D Design

When you’re pushing a design deadline, you know that the tools, processes and services you use matter.

Many product-driven businesses rely heavily on PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and PDM (Product Data Management), but they also rely heavily on CAD services partners to help them meet their deadlines.  The question, then, is how to ensure that your CAD services partner adheres to your PLM and PDM goals.

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Tags: CAD Services Outsource, CAD Service, 3D CAD Services, 3d CAD

Should You Outsource 3D CAD Modeling?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Wed, May 06, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Should You Outsource 3D CAD Modeling?

We all know that there are proponents of outsourcing, who, if they were to be followed, would have your business outsource nearly every corporate activity, from payroll and HR to CAD design; while others feel that all outsourcing is bad for business.  As with most extremes, the truth lies somewhere in the middle, with some corporate activities easily outsource permanently, and others outsourced semi-permanently or on an “as-needed” basis. 

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Tags: 3D CAD Services

3D CAD Services Bring Efficiency to Manufacturing

Posted by Diane Mitol on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 09:31 PM

3D CAD Services Bring Efficiency to Manufacturing

Today’s manufacturing industry is highly dependent on CAD, and especially on 3D CAD.  3D CAD is considered the most versatile software application for superior product design and delivery, as well as for management of the manufacturing process through interaction with CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines.  CNC machines are automated milling devices that make industrial components without direct human assistance. They use coded instructions that are sent to an internal computer, allowing factories to fabricate parts accurately and quickly.

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Tags: 3D CAD Services