Advanced Plastic Design Features Course Overview

Course Description

This course will introduce you the fundamental principles of mold design for plastic parts. You will learn how to create a mold cavity and core, design the injection feeding systems as well as other required components for a mold. You will also learn how to analyze and document design using Inventor Tooling.

Course Duration

2 Days.


The primary objective of this courseware is to provide users with a thorough understanding of the principle requirements and components of a plastic part mold; how to design, validate and document an injection mold design using Autodesk Inventor

What Will You Learn?

  • Describe the characteristics and process of creating a plastic part mold design and begin the process of creating a mold assembly.
  • Create the mold core and cavity after configuring and analyzing the part.
  • Complete the creation of a mold design by adding mold layout features and assembly design components.
  • Analyze the overall mold design, generate 2D drawings and explain how to provide DWF files to others

Who Should Attend?

Users of Autodesk Inventor Essentials.

Course Outline

✚ Begin Creating Plastic Injection Molds
  • Plastic injected part design
  • Create a mold assembly
  • Adjust and pattern a placed part

✚ Learn to Create Plastic Part Using Inventor
  • Thicken and offset
  • Differentiate shell and split
  • Understand grill and rest
  • Rule fillet
  • Understand boss and snap
  • Creating lip and groove
  • Rib, web and draft

✚ Designing Mold Core and Cavity
  • Gate position, material shrinkage and workpiece definition
  • Analysis for optimization
  • Parting design
  • Core/cavity inserts

✚ Mold Layout and Assembly Design
  • Creating runners, gates and cold wells
  • Creating mold base
  • Ejecting part
  • Sprue bushings and locating rings
  • Cooling system
  • Lock sets
  • Combining mold components

✚ Verify and Communicate Mold Design
  • Analysis for verification
  • Communicating mold design

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