“If we didn’t have SOLIDWORKS Plastics, we wouldn’t have as much confidence in the manufacturability of a design. It helps us avoid going back and forth with the moldmaker after the fact, which saves time and reduces costs.”

John Aldape
Mechanical Design Engineer, ECCO

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For companies that design plastic parts or injection molds, SOLIDWORKS Plastics helps users predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of part and mold design, eliminating costly mold rework, improving part quality, and decreasing time-to-market.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics injection molding simulation predicts how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process - the manufacturing method used to produce over 80 percent of all plastics products. The ability to predict how the plastic will flow enables prediction of manufacturing-related defects. 

Additionally, SOLIDWORKS Plastics enables the prediction of part warpage and mold cooling optimization. Users can change part or mold geometry, processing conditions, or the plastic material to eliminate or minimize potential defects, saving energy, natural resources, time and money.