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Understand the parting workflow in 3DQuickMold

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Contents

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Create new SolidWorks part ............................................................................................3 Insert part ................................................................................................................................3 Save part...................................................................................................................................3 Change color ...........................................................................................................................3 Add-Ins .....................................................................................................................................4 Shrinkage .................................................................................................................................4 Work piece ...............................................................................................................................4 Solid bodies patch hole ........................................................................................................5 Create parting surface. .......................................................................................................9 Set parting surface ............................................................................................................9 Split mold ...........................................................................................................................11 Solid attribute ...................................................................................................................11 Paste body ..........................................................................................................................13 Explode view .....................................................................................................................15 Design changes .................................................................................................................15

Case 1: Small changes happen on the original plastic part. ...........................................................16 Case 2: Small change but result in a new through hole feature in the part. ...................................16 Case 3: Part change occurs exactly on the parting surface area.....................................................19 Case 4: Mold design change but the bodys topology remains the same as before.......................22

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1. Create new SolidWorks part


Click to create a new SolidWorks part.

2. Insert part
Insert/Part, select Concept Original.sldprt from the file open dialog, make sure are checked, click to confirm. When and dialog pops

up, key in 90 in X Rotation Angle field. This step is used to reorientate the part to align the mold opening direction with the Z-axis direction.

3. Save part
File/Save, specify the file name as Concept -ref.SLDPRT

4. Change color
Change the part color if you like

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5. Add-Ins
Tools/Add-Ins, select 3DQuickMold2011,then command manager tab will be displayed. to load 3DQuickMold,the following

6. Shrinkage
Click on to apply the shrinkage factor on the plastic part, using default to accept the setting for Scale about (Origin), Resin type is ABS, x,y,z value is 1.005, click definition. Now, the Weldment setting is done automatically.

7. Work piece
Click on to define the work piece for core/cavity, in this sample, L=150,W=140,H=80, the . red wire frame shows you the exact dimension, click

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Six reference planes are created to represent the size of work piece. If resizing is required, user can click the button again.

8. Solid bodies patch hole


z Using solid to patch the first hole Pick up the following highlighted face on the part, click more edge as the red arrow indicates, press , hold Ctrl key and select one to convert the loop into sketch entities,

, an extrude body will be created as the yellow preview shows. followed by click on Dont forget to use the Up to surface as the end condition.

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Select Mold Left created before as sketch plane, click

and convert the indicated circular

, the second extrude feature is created. This solid body will edge into sketch entity, click be the side core for slide in this sample.

The third extrude feature is created as the following pictures shown. This solid body is used to simplify the parting surface area, with this body taken into consideration, the parting surface will become much simpler.

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Similar to the above step, the fourth extrude feature is created to simplify the slot area on the parting surface as the following pictures shown.

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The fifth extrude body is used to handle the internal undercut area, it is actually a lifter head body. Please create the profile as the following picture shown.

Note: It is very important to satisfy some minimum requirements for the lifter body profile. The above two blue sketch lines should parallel each other. The inclined angle to the mold open direction is about 5-15 degree normally Minimum thickness is not less than 8mm Those are the basic mold design knowledge that user should be aware.

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9. Create parting surface.


Pickup the bottom face on the part, click and press to create the internal rectangle as the to generate the black sketch lines shown below, the blue rectangle is the outer profile, click parting surface. Please ensure the outer profile is not less than the work piece size.

10.

Set parting surface

Pick up the newly create planar surface and activate the Entity Grouping , right click on the Parting Surfaces, select Set. One parting surface is set as parting surface, the face color is changed into yellow immediately.

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11.

Split mold
information dialog will pops up, click in this sample to

Click , the continue the process.

page is displayed. The side core part number is 2, default all others.

12.

Solid attribute
and select and select to activate the product. Click Solid , the page will appear on the part.

z Click Utilities Select

, manually pick up the following two solid bodies in the graphic , they will be assigned as side core type.

area into the selection box, click

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z Continue to assign another solid body as Cavity patch. A patch means that body belongs to the core or cavity side geometrically. While an insert refers to a separate component in the mold design sense.

Page 13 of 24 - Concept z The remaining two solid bodies will be assigned as Core patch in this case.

13.
z

Paste body
Click Click and select and select to switch to the Product assembly. , the Paste Body page will be shown, , all cavity patches defined . Those bodies will be pasted

select cavity as target component in blue, press before will be selected into the body selection box, click onto cavity part.

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Continue to paste body. Two core patches will be pasted onto core part accordingly.

Remain the Product assembly as working assembly and go on the Paste body function, press , the below message dialog pops up, press . Two defined side core bodies will be pasted into the pre-defined two side core components

Page 15 of 24 - Concept created before 17 automatically. If the number of defined side core components is equal to the number of side core block defined by Solid Attribute, the Auto sidecores button become active.

14.

Explode view

Create Explode view to check the core/cavity result.

15.

Design changes

How to take care of the design changes in 3DQuickMold

Page 16 of 24 - Concept Case 1: Small changes happen on the original plastic part. Add some materials (one extrude feature on the top face in blue) and remove some materials (one extrude cut feature on the top face in blue) on the original part, those changes dont affect the existing parting surface and dont result in new side cores. Also, no holes generated.

In this case, click

and select

to switch to product assembly,

press to rebuild the assembly, the core/cavity should be updated automatically to reflect those changes. No extra jobs need to be done by user. Case 2: Small change but result in a new through hole feature in the part.

If click and select , then press to update, there are some errors occurred in the feature tree. Different from the case 1, the core/cavity wont be updated automatically. This is because the part topology changing results in the internal parting surface changing.

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To fix this problem, click to activate user needs to do is creating a solid patch to plug this hole.

, locate the hole area, what the

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Click press

and select

to back to the Product assembly, then

to rebuild, the red wrong features in feature trees should be gone.

The error was fixed now, but the change on the part still doesnt reflect on the core/cavity geometry. Click on Mold Tools and select , following the below dialog shown, select the cavity part as target component and pick up the last created solid body directly in the graphic area to the body selection box, click to complete this step.

Page 19 of 24 - Concept Note: Paste Body function is normally used in conjunction with the Solid Attribute to achieve some design automations and reduce design errors. However, Solid Attribute is not a must to be done to perform Paste Body.

Case 3: Part change occurs exactly on the parting surface area. Initially, the below spline area on the parting surface is a simple straight line. Accordingly, the parting surface at this area is a planar surface.

Click

and select

to switch to the Product assembly, then

press to update, as you can expect, such a big change will definitely affect the core/cavity geometry, without any modification done, the update result has some errors immediately on the feature tree.

Page 20 of 24 - Concept Note: Whenever the parting line area changes, there need some modifications accordingly on the part to be done to reflect the new design. Dont expect the core/cavity can be updated automatically as parting lines changing means the major parting elements changing as well.

However, only limited minor changes should be done to fix this problem in 3DQuickMold. Remain all existing design unchanged in this case, click and select to back to the Product part, an additional extrude feature at the changed area should be done as the following picture shown.

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Click press

and select

to activate the Product assembly again,

to rebuild the assembly. Errors should be fixed immediately.

One more step to modify the core/cavity change. Click

and

select , when the Paste Body page appears, select the core part as the target component and newly create solid body into the corresponding selection box, finally, click to complete the modification on core part.

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Case 4: Mold design change but the bodys topology remains the same as before. To make the design more practical, the following change has considered the draft angle issue and the parting lines are offset some distance to reduce the flash on this parting area.

Since the above grey core blocks topology is not changed, simply click select , then press

and

to rebuild, 3DQuickMold will update the core/cavity.

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Case 5: Mold design change but the bodys topology changes too. A fillet is added as below.

Click press

and select

to switch to the Product assembly, then

to rebuild, there is an error on the core side.

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There is a particular tool in 3DQuickMold to handle this issue, press the last button on 3DQuickMold toolbar dialog pops up, click when the message

. The system will fix the above error automatically.

This sample is normally used as the first training part in 3DQuickMold, it is a very simple part and shows how the system handles the core/cavity separation intuitively and easily while maintain the associtivity good.

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Tutorial 1 CD.SLDPRT

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Contents
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Create new part .........................................................................................................................3 Insert part ..................................................................................................................................3 Save part ....................................................................................................................................3 Add-Ins.......................................................................................................................................3 Shrinkage ...................................................................................................................................4 Work piece .................................................................................................................................5 Solid patch .................................................................................................................................5 Quick replace .............................................................................................................................7 Pattern body ..............................................................................................................................8 Solid attribute ............................................................................................................................9 Create parting surface ............................................................................................................11 Set the parting surface ............................................................................................................11 Split mold .................................................................................................................................12 Paste body ................................................................................................................................13 Create explode view ................................................................................................................14

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Core/Cavity separation step by step


1. Create new part Click to create a new SolidWorks part.

2. Insert part
Insert/Part, select CD.sldprt from the file open dialog, make sure the Solid bodies is checked, click to confirm.

3. Save part
File/Save, specify the file name as CD-ref.sldprt

4. Add-Ins
Tools/Add-Ins, select 3DQuickMold2011,then to load 3DQuickMold,the following toolbar will be displayed at the bottom area by default.

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5. Shrinkage
Click to apply a shrinkage factor to the plastic part, the part solid is selected automatically, select Origin for Scale about, Resin type is ABS, default x,y,z value is 1.005.click .

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6. Work piece
Click L=20,W=20,H=10 to define the work piece for the main insert (core and cavity), here

7. Solid patch
z Select a planar face on the part and click , followed by clicking and , extrude the body up to surface, same process to handle the opposite area on the part. The first two bodies are created as the following picture shown.

Rotate the part to the left below orientation, pick up the highlighted planar face, click and , followed by clicking to create the third solid body.

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Create the fourth and fifth bodies as below.

Continue to create the sixth body.

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8. Quick replace

Select two faces as the below picture shown, click and press face on third body was replaced by the face selected on the plastic part.

, the

Note: The above selection sequence doesnt matter, the face on the part is always used to replace others. The Quick replace function supports multiple replacements as well. z Hold Ctrl key, select totally 10 pairs faces as the following picture shown, click

and press expected.

, the first and second created bodies become what we

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Similar steps, do Quick replace to handle the fourth and fifth bodies.

The eighth body

9. Pattern body
Click and select the last nine created solid bodies, click to confirm the previewed result.

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An extrude body to patch the central hole.

10.

Solid attribute

Click and select , when the Solid Attribute dialog is displayed, select Cavity patch, in the body selection box, pick up seven bodies on the screen as the following picture shown, click .

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Continue to assign other bodies as Core patch, this time, click select click .

and

, press Undefined bodies buton instead of picking up one by one,

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11.

Create parting surface , select Block Sketch(defined by work piece) to create a circle which is coincident with

Pick up the bottom face on the part and click and press

to convert them into 2D sketch, press

the outer edge on the bottom face. Click

to create a planar surface.

Sketch plane

Circle sketch

12.

Set the parting surface Pick up the last created planar surface, right click on Parting Surfaces and select Set parting surface.

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13.

Split mold , click . The core/cavity will be created automatically.

Click

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14.

Paste body and select and select to switch to the Product assembly. , when Paste Body dialog appears, select , all cavity patches defined before will be . Those bodies will be pasted onto cavity part.

Click Click

cavity as target component and press selected into the body selection box, click

Page 14 of 14 Tutorial 1 Continue to paste body. All core patches will be pasted onto core part accordingly.

15.

Create explode view , right mouse click on

Remain the Product Assembly as working model, on

Default

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Tutorial 2 EXS2.SLDPRT

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Contents
Chapter 1Solid bodies for hole-patching and side core .................................................. 4
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 create a new SolidWorks part ....................................................................................................4 Insert Part...................................................................................................................................4 File Save ....................................................................................................................................4 Change the color ........................................................................................................................4 Add-Ins ......................................................................................................................................4 Start project................................................................................................................................4 shrinkage....................................................................................................................................4 work piece..................................................................................................................................5 Solid patch .................................................................................................................................5

Chapter 2Create parting surface and define solid attribute ........................................ 10


2.1 2.2 2.3 Creat parting surface................................................................................................................10 Set parting surface ...................................................................................................................13 Solid Attribute..........................................................................................................................13

Chapter 3Split the core and cavity.................................................................................. 15


3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Split mold.................................................................................................................................15 Paste Body ...............................................................................................................................15 Explode view ...........................................................................................................................17 Combine solid bodies ..............................................................................................................17

Chapter 4Layout multiple cavities.................................................................................. 17


4.1 layout .......................................................................................................................................17

Chapter 5Select Moldbase ............................................................................................... 18


5.1 5.2 5.3 Moldbase..................................................................................................................................18 pocket.......................................................................................................................................19 Pocket corner ...........................................................................................................................20

Chapter 6Slide design....................................................................................................... 20


6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Slide body ................................................................................................................................20 Angular pin hole ......................................................................................................................20 Slide guide rail .........................................................................................................................21 Slide lock .................................................................................................................................21 Angular pin ..............................................................................................................................21

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Chapter 7Add screws ....................................................................................................... 22


7.1 7.2 add............................................................................................................................................22 Pockets .....................................................................................................................................22

Chapter 8Ejector Design.................................................................................................. 23


8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Positon ejectors ........................................................................................................................23 Add ejectors .............................................................................................................................24 Trim ejectors ............................................................................................................................25 Pocket ejectors .........................................................................................................................26

Chapter 9Sub-insert Design............................................................................................. 26


9.1 9.2 Sub-Insert body........................................................................................................................26 Sub-Insert holder......................................................................................................................27

Chapter 10Cooling system design ................................................................................... 29


10.1 10.2 10.3 Cooling path.............................................................................................................................29 Cooling hole.............................................................................................................................29 Instant 3D.................................................................................................................................30

Chapter 11Feed system design ........................................................................................ 31


11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 Runner reference......................................................................................................................31 Runner path..............................................................................................................................31 Horizontal runner.....................................................................................................................32 Tool-offset/cool well................................................................................................................33 Gate desing ..............................................................................................................................34 Vertical runner .........................................................................................................................34

Chapter 12Electrode design............................................................................................. 35


12.1 12.2 12.3 Derive part ...............................................................................................................................35 Electrode body .........................................................................................................................35 Electrode holder.......................................................................................................................36

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Chapter 1Solid bodies for hole-patching and side core


1.1 1.2 create a new SolidWorks part Click on the button Insert Part to create a new SolidWorks part to

Select EXS2.sldprt from the file open dialog, make sure the Solid bodies is checked, click confirm.

1.3 1.4

File Save Specify the file name as EXS2-ref.sldprt or whatever you like. Add-Ins Tools/Add-Ins, select 3DQuickMold2011,then toolbar will be displayed at the bottom area by default. to load 3DQuickMold,the following

1.5

shrinkage

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Click to apply a shrinkage factor to the plastic part, the part solid is selected automatically, select Origin for Scale about, Resin type is ABS, default x,y,z value is 1.005.click .

1.6

work piece Click to define the work piece for the main insert (core and cavity), in this sample L=100,W=160,H=100

1.7

Solid patch z Using loft feature , pick up two faces on the part, click , the first solid patch is created.

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z On Solid Utilities

, click

, select

and pick up

the highlighted edge as the below picture shows, click is an extruded feature.

, the second solid patch is created, it

Circular edge

z Select the blue face as the sketch plane, then click

, hold Ctrl key while picking up two , a partial loop is found, click to to obtain a closed

additional edges as the following picture shows, click on get more sketch entities, and sketch profile, click

immediately, the highlighted part loop edges will be converted as sketch entities, using to convert one edge more, finally, using

, a solid body is created.

Some edges on the part by searching approach.

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Obtain two intersection curves.

Complete the closed profile.

Edge to convert

Lastly, the extrude feature to get the desired solid body.

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z Similar to the above steps, select the blue face as the sketch plane, select some reference edges, click , do not forget to hold Ctrl key when pick up multiple edges on the part, using to create an extrude feature. to get

the expected profile, click

Sketch plane

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z Click

, select the tool bodies as the Indent dialog shows, click

z Select Mold Right on the feature tree as the sketch plane, click profile for the side core body, click

and

to draw a simple

, the end condition is Up To Next.

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Chapter 2Create parting surface and define solid attribute


2.1 Creat parting surface z Select the blue face on the part as sketch plane, click rectangle, form a planar surface by click and click to start a sketch. Click to create a

to create the first parting surface.

Sketch plane

Page 11 of 36 Tutorial 2 z Hold Ctrl key, select a face and two edges on the part as the following picture shown, click

3DQuickMold tool reference plane, activate

to search a partial loop, click , select

on the feature tree as , the parting surface dialog to

will be displayed, selected items will be put into the selection boxes automatically, click create the second parting surface.

Edge1the pick up point near right vertex Edge2

Entity Grouping, mouse right click Parting Surfaces, select Create surface, using Loft z On surface, Mold Top is the reference plane, pick up totally four edges as the following picture shown, click to create the third parting surface.

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z Repeat the previous step, select Mold Bottom as reference plane and two edges on part, click to create the fourth parting surface.

z Continue to create the last parting surface as the below picture shown.

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2.2

Set parting surface z Select all parting surface created above on the feature tree or graphic area, activate Entity Grouping , mouse right click on Parting Surfaces, select Set. Totally 15 parting surface will be set as parting surface, their color is changed to Blue by default.

2.3

Solid Attribute

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z Click

,select

, on to confirm.

page, select Sidecore block,

pick up the sidecore body create before, click

z Repeat the above step to assign Cavity patch attribute to the following three bodies on part.

z Continue to assign another undefined body as Core patch.

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Chapter 3Split the core and cavity


3.1 Split mold z Product Assembly Click on , the Product Assembly page is displayed, in this sample, input 1 for the sidecore . number. Take others as default such as core name and cavity name, click

3.2

Paste Body

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z Activate the Product Assembly, click target component, press before, click .

, select

, select Cavity as

to select cavity bodies defined by Assign Attribute

z Similar to the last step but select Core as target component, press bodies defined by Assign Attribute before, click .

to select core

z In this sample, there is a sidecore defined in Solid Attribute, click , press the button operation. , click

and to complete this

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3.3

Explode view To see the product assembly clearly, create an explode view on current configuration

3.4

Combine solid bodies z Switch the working model to cavity by clicking select all solid bodies under the Solid Bodies folder, click solid model. z Similarly, click and and combine them into a single solid model. and select to combine them into a single ,

to activate the core part, select all solid bodies

Chapter 4Layout multiple cavities


4.1 layout

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z Click the toolbar button on part for preview purpose, select picture shown, click .

, the Layout page appears, pick up some edges , using the following parameters as the below

Chapter 5Select Moldbase


5.1 Moldbase z To obtain a better visualization, click to change the current display to Wireframe mode.

Click , the moldbase dialog pops up, select LKM, lkm_ci type, the configuration is 3535(350x350), select the H1(thickness of cavity plate) from the drop down list, H1 is 80mm and H2 is 90mm in this sample. press project. to load the standard moldbase into current

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5.2

pocket z Create pocket on core plate. Click Mold Tools , select , the option is Core/cavity pocket, the target component is core plate under moldbase assembly, pick up two bottom faces on the core part as the following picture shown, click pocketing. to complete the

Page 20 of 36 Tutorial 2 5.3 Pocket corner z Create pocket corner, open the above core plate. Click select a face belongs to the pocket, using default settings, click and select . ,

Chapter 6Slide design


6.1 Slide body z Activate Product Assembly by clicking and selecting . Click

then open the existing sidecore component. Hold Ctrl, select the Face1 and Face2 in on the dialog to create the slide body. order as the following picture shown, press the button By default, the extrude distance is 60mm, double click on the newly created feature, user can modify the distance from 60mm to 40mm

Face1

Face2

6.2

Angular pin hole z Select one face and an edge on the slide body, click , the hole for angular pin is created.

Page 21 of 36 Tutorial 2 6.3 Slide guide rail z Click and select to activate the Product assembly, pick up any

face on the core, click the button

on 3DQuickMold toolbar to hide core component. , the slide guide rail will be inserted into

Pick up the following face on the slide body, click the current assembly.

Select this face

6.4

Slide lock z Click View/Planes to show all reference planes. Hold Ctrl key, select the following two faces Face1 and Face2 sequentially, click on the dialog to add slide lock.

Face2

Face1

6.5

Angular pin z Hold Ctrl key, pick up the cylindrical face on the hole and Cavity Position plane, click the dialog to add angular pin for the current slide. on

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Chapter 7Add screws


7.1 add z Activate Product Assembly, on Core Position plane to create a rectangle sketch to represent the screw locations, click and select , then . Core Position is the screw position plane, four sketch points are selected as the screw position, specify the right screw size and length, in this sample, M8 and 35mm long for the screw.

7.2

Pockets z Create pockets for the newly added screws. Click Mold Tools , on the Pocketing page, select . Target select plate is the core component, in the Tool componens selection box, select one screw on the graphic area, then press to search and select other siblings. To create the pocket on the core, Thread sketch should be selected from the sketch list, click to complete the pocketing.

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z Click and select to activate the project assembly, similar to the above step to create screw pockets on the moldbase plates. Target plate is sample3-ref core plate while Tool components are all screws. Fit sketch is used to create those through screw holes, to confirm.

Chapter 8Ejector Design


8.1 Positon ejectors

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z Click

and select

to activate the product, click button , press

on

3DQuickMold toolbar, on Ejecting dialog, select

. Select the first reference plane(Front) as the sketch plane, manually select some faces on the product, the picking up positions will be used to create to sketch point, press on page to confirm every sketch position shown. The sketch to represent ejectors locations looks like the following picture.

8.2

Add ejectors z To add standard ejectors to current mold assembly, and to activate the product assembly. Select Add on click Ejecting dialog and choose a standard library (under Favorite, select Ejector Pin), press . On page, pick up all sketch points just defined and right size to accept the selection.

and length, if you satisfy the preview, click

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8.3

Trim ejectors z On Ejecting dialog, select page, select 10mm, click . and press and press . On

, input the fit distance

Note: When Trim/Pocket Ejectors page appears and Trim ejector option is selected, by default, the CoreSheet feature on core part is selected into the first selection box automatically. This feature is created when the core and cavity were created successfully by 3DQuickMold. In case the core is not done by 3DQuickMold, user needs to create this sheet body by himself.

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8.4

Pocket ejectors z Pocket ejectors. On press click to perform this function. page, select , select core part and

to select all ejectors. Please refer to the above right picture shown,

Chapter 9Sub-insert Design


9.1 Sub-Insert body z Click and select to activate cavity part, click on

3DQuickMold toolbar, the

dialog will pop up, hold Ctrl key, select the bottom face on the dialog, the

and six edges on the part to define the sub-inserts profile, click the button first sub-insert was created immediately.

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Repeat the above step, hold Ctrl key, select the bottom face and two circular edges sequentially as the following picture shown. Click created. again, two round sub-inserts will be

9.2

Sub-Insert holder z On Sub-insert dialog, select and press , the

page is displayed, select , pick up two bottom faces on the above two round sub-inserts, the holder size is previewed in OpenGL wireframe. Key in 0.5mm as pocket clearance, ensures Create pocket is checked. The holder diameter is 6mm and the height is 6mm too. Finally, click to complete this holder design.

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z Remain

is selected, click

to create another type

of holder, this time select , pick up one face and an edge as the following picture shown, the edge indicates the flange position. Other dimension values as the bitmap shown.

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Chapter 10Cooling system design


10.1 Cooling path z Followed by the last sub-insert design, the cavity part is still the activated part, click on 3DQuickMold toolbar, the dialog pops up. Hold Ctrl key, select on the cooling dialog, a cooling path with three

Face1 and Face2 sequentially, press button sketch lines is create.

Face1

Face2

10.2 Cooling hole z On the value, click dialog, select and press , , take the default

page is displayed, pick up one sketch line and select to go to the next one.

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z Similarly, define other parameters one by one.

10.3 Instant 3D z You can use to modify the cooling path dynamically.

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Chapter 11Feed system design


11.1 Runner reference z Click Click and select on 3DQuickMold toolbar, the to activate the project assembly. dialog is displayed.

Select and press . page pops up, pick up faces on part, click Search instance to get the corresponding one on another part instance. The target component is EXS2-ref.sldprt.

11.2 Runner path

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z Open the runner part named as EXS2-ref Runner.sldprt, on select

dialog,

, hold Ctrl key, select the origin (Point1) and an edge or , a runner path with two

face on the graphic area(its pick up point is Point2), press lines and two arcs are created.

Point1

Point2 11.3 Horizontal runner z On the dialog, select and press , page pops up, select the above two lines and two arcs as runner path.

Press Create section to create the runner section profile.

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Click

to complete the runner design.

11.4 Tool-offset/cool well z On dialog, select end face on the runner body, press shown. , input Offset value -4, select the , the resulting runner as the following picture

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z Select the face on the runner end (highlighted in blue), press modified as the following right picture shown. 11.5 Gate desing

, the runner end is

z On dialog, select and press , the page will be displayed, select Side gate type, relevant parameters are listed in the lower group. The percentage position (91) is used roughly specify the side gate position. Edge<1> is used to define the gate orientation.

11.6 Vertical runner

dialog, select and press , the system will bring out z On the page, define the relevant parameters as the following picture shown. Click Create button to complete the vertical runner.

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Chapter 12Electrode design


12.1 Derive part z Click and select to activate the core part. Click dialog will pop out, select on the

3DQuickMold toolbar, the and press Select

, a new part is created, the default name is Ele4EXS2-ref Core. ,select the face and press .

12.2 Electrode body

Page 36 of 36 Tutorial 2 z Select vertices to define the electrode body, the four vertices should be picked up in clockwise or anti-clockwise, click complete the electrode body design.

12.3 Electrode holder z On dialog, select and press . to

On page, follow the below picture to define the holder parameters, click confirm the final design.

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