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CATIA Training

Exercises

Mold Tooling Design

Version 5 Release 8
March 2002
EDU-CAT-E-MTD-FX-V5R8

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Table of Contents

1. Master Exercise : the Phone Handset p.3


Design Intent p.4
Design Process p.5
Step 1 : Creating a new Mold p.6
Step 2 : Editing the Mold Base p.8
Step 3 : Creating Components p.10
Step 4 : Editing Components p.12
Step 5 : Creating Injection Features p.14
Step Slider Mechanism p.16
Step User Components p.18

2. Additional Exercise : the Cover p.20

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Master Exercise
The Phone Handset
4 hrs

In this exercise, you will create a Mold for an existing Molded Part (phone handset)

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Design Intent : The Phone Handset

Insert the Molded Part in a new Mold Product


Create the Mold Base
Perform core and cavity separation
Add several guiding, fixing and ejection components
Create injection gate and runners
Create coolant channels
Add a user component : slider

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Design Process: The Phone Handset

1
Insert Molded Part
into new Mold
product

2
Create the Mold
Base

4
Insert standard 3
components Split Core &
Cavity

5
Insert user
component

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Master Exercise
The Phone Handset - Step 1 : Creating a new Mold

15 min.

In this step, you will learn how to create a new Mold product, insert the Molded Part and position
it in the Mold Base.

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Do It Yourself

Enter workbench Mold Tooling Design


Create a new Product
Insert existing Component : the Molded Part
Select a Mold Base in Catalog
Position the Molded Part in the Mold Base

Load: \MasterExercise\Step1\MoldedPart.CATPart

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Master Exercise
The Phone Handset - Step 2 : Editing the Mold Base

10 min.

In this Step, you will learn to perform Core/Cavity separation by splitting the Core Plate
and the Cavity Plate.

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Do It Yourself

Split the Core Plate using the Core Surface


Split the Cavity Plate using the Cavity surface

Load: \MasterExercise\Step2\Product1.CATProduct

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Master Exercise
The Phone Handset - Step 3 : Creating Components

50 mn

In this Step, you will learn how to select in catalog and instantiate in the Mold Base
several types of components.

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Do It Yourself

Create Guiding Components :


Leader Pins
Bushings
Create Locating Components :
Sleeves
Create Ejection Components :
Ejector Pins
Create Fixing Components :
Cap Screw

Load: \MasterExercise\Step3\Product1.CATProduct

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Master Exercise
The Phone Handset - Step 4 : Editing Components

25 mn

In this Step, you will learn how to modify the definition of a component and how to fit its
shape to Core/Cavity needs.

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Do It Yourself

Modify Component definition :


Edit Cap Screw
Fit Component shape :
Split Ejector Pins

Load: \MasterExercise\Step4\Product1.CATProduct

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Master Exercise
The Phone Handset - Step 5 : Creating Injection Features

30 mn

In this Step, you will learn how to create all necessary Injection features in a Mold.

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Do It Yourself

Create a Gate :
Create Gate location
Define Gate parameters
Create a Runner :
Sketch the Runner path
Define Runner parameters
Create a Coolant Channel :
Sketch the pipes paths
Define Coolant Channel pipes

Load: \MasterExercise\Step5\Product1.CATProduct

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Master Exercise
Step Slider Mechanism

30 mn

In this Step, you will learn how to create all the elements constituting a Slider mechanism.

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Do It Yourself

Create a Slider :
Define Slider dimensions and position
Split the form block of the Slider
Create the Retainers
Create the Angle Pin
Create the fixing Screws
Perform Screw drillings
In the Retainers
In the Core Plate

Load: \MasterExercise\SliderMechanism\Start\PreparedProduct.CATProduct

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Master Exercise
Step User Components

30 mn

In this Step, you will learn how to create a user catalog containing a user-defined Part.

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Do It Yourself

Create a User Catalog

Link it to the master user Catalog

Load: \MasterExercise\UserComponents\SliderDPA-1.CATPart

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Additional Exercise
The Cover
3 hrs.

From the Cover design Part, create the Molded Part, then a 4-impression mold with slider
mechanisms, guiding components and fixing components.

Load: \AdditionalExercise\MP355-1.CATPart

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