Learn how to use CATIA V5 to design for injection molding—the manufacturing process used for large volume production of plastic parts.
- [Steven] Designing a part is one thing, designing a part so it can be injection molded is altogether a different beast. With things like fit, finish, and ease of assembly to keep in mind you're going to need a formulaic method of design that makes sure your final part is moldable. First, you create tooling direction, a parting surface and some key parameters up front. Then you design your molded part off of these critical inputs. If you need to learn the basics of designing an injection molded part, then join me, Steven Marjieh, CEO of Class A Servicing in my LinkedIn Learning Course all about injection molded design in CATIA.
- Inputting styling data (the A side)
- Defining the parting surface
- Creating the B side
- Adjusting part thickness
- Creating bosses and ribs
- Draft analysis
- Adjusting wall thickness
- Final fillets to represent the real-world shape