Plastic Part Design

Plastic Part Design

Develop-it uses SOLIDWORKS 3D design software to quickly develop plastic and cast part designs that meet requirements for product performance and manufacturability. A broad set of design tools enables the creation of simple or complex plastic and cast parts and ensures that designs can be successfully moulded and manufactured.

Plastic and Cast Part Design Overview

From consumer products to the medical and aerospace industries, plastic and cast parts are critical to successful product designs. SOLIDWORKS provides a set of fully integrated plastic part, cast part, and mould design tools so designers can easily validate that the parts they design can be molded successfully. Tools allow designers to check for draft, thickness, and undercuts to ensure the correct geometry for molding. SOLIDWORKS also includes basic and advanced photorealistic rendering tools to create real-life images of models, including proper texture and translucency.

Mould design tools speed the creation of plastic and cast part tooling by providing automated functionality for shrinkage compensation, parting surfaces, and mould splitting. The mould always references the part design — if the design changes, the mould will update accordingly. That means changes to the part design can be incorporated faster and easier.

In addition, mould-filling simulations show how melted plastic will flow during the injection moulding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on parts and molds, enabling us to quickly evaluate part performance and manufacturability during the design process.

Develop-it partners with Plastics, Moulding and Tooling, a Perth based plastics manufacturing company and together we can offer clients a turn-key solution for all plastic parts requirements.

Contact us today to discuss your engineering requirements.