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The Mold Design course teaches you several manual mold creation techniques and how to use the Mold Tools in SolidWorks mechanical design automation software.

Course details and prerequisites:

Duration: 1 Day
Type: Instructor Led
Level: Basic to Intermediate


  • Attended the SolidWorks Part Modeling course or equivalent level of knowledge
  • Attended the SolidWorks Essentials or equivalent level of knowledge
After the training you will be able to:
  • Create mold assemblies derived from your part designs
  • Automate the production of the mold to save you design time
  • Incorporate lifters, side cores and core pins in your mold design
  • Design Electrodes for your molds








Course Outline

Lesson : Core and Cavity

  • A Simple Two Plate Mold Design
  • Analyzing Draft on a Model
  • The Mold Design Process
  • Scale the Part to Allow for Shrinkage
  • Determine the Parting Lines
  • Manual Selection of Parting Lines
  • Automation
  • Modeling the Parting Surfaces
  • Smoothing the Parting Surface
  • Interlocking the Mold Tooling
  • Creating the Mold Tooling

Lesson : Multiple Parting Directions

  • Multiple Parting Directions
  • Trapped Molding Areas
  • Side Cores
  • Lifters
  • Core Pins
  • Electrode Design
  • Electrode Clearances
  • Keeping the Sharp Edges

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