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Function(MOLD)

MOLD CREATOR (Support for designing of molds)

MOLD CREATOR, a strong support for 3D mold design, can be used for all phases of mold design: consideration of formability, nesting design, detailed design, creation of drawing, and creation of data for order placement. The strength has been proven by records such as a more than 30% reduction of design phase workload in 3 through 6 months after an implementation of MOLD CREATOR. MOLD CREATOR is effective in reducing design mistakes and reworks, improving design quality, automating order placement of parts, decreasing the workload of drawing creation, automating plate machining, and using 3D data for other relevant processes.

 Features

Capabilities of Initial Design Consideration

Consideration of Mold Formability

Any causes for poor mold shaping and formability can be detected at an early stage in order to prevent efficiently any degradation of mold quality and design reworks.

  • Insufficient Thickness
  • Thick Wall
  • Draft Angle
  • Sharp Edge
  • Sharp Edge of molds
  • Minimum Corner R
  • Insufficient Gap
  • Undercut
  • Projected Area
  • Parting Line

Core design capability

Simple Split

Split patterns of a mold model can be visually and quickly understood. The capability of 'Simple Split' is a strong support for reviewing designs and considering parting lines.

Mold Splitting capability
 

Cavity/Core Designs

Capabilities of Creating PL Surfaces (for Holes)

The command for creating PL Surfaces (parting line surfaces) creates a new PL Surfaces through the use of outer boundary lines of a cavity/core section.
The command for creating PL Surfaces for holes recognizes automatically holes of open composite surfaces, and fills them through the use of base surface.
There is also a command for filling in a large hole that enables the hole to be filled in without losing connectivity with the adjacent surfaces, provided that hole boundary lines are indicated on open composite surfaces.
 

Split

Any complicated mold models can be split easily through the use of PL Surfaces.
Large-scale surface models as well as solid models can be split.

Mold Splitting capability
 

Mold Layout

An easy layout is enabled only by inputting division lines, penetration category, and offset amount for individual mold models.
Note that layout as well as splitting are implementable for surface models.
 

Capabilities of Conceptual Design

Assignment of Ejector Pins (E Pins)

This capability enables automatic adjustments of the lengths of ejector pins based on the considerations of the length of mold shape, provided that the surfaces of mold shape and a core-nested solid model is specified.


 

Placement of Slide Unit

Individual dimensions of a Slide Unit can be changed by directly specifying in the dialogue box as shown below.
Sizes and positions can be adjusted by a function of temporary assignment.


 

Placement of Tilting Core Unit

The individual dimensions of a Tilting Core Unit can be changed by directly specifying in the dialogue box as shown below. Sizes and positions can be adjusted by a function of temporary assignment.


 

Placement of Cooling Pipes

Cooling pipes can be placed or moved through a trial-and-error approach of conceptual design.

  • Creation and edit of horizontal cooling pipes
  • Change of shapes of horizontal cooling pipes
  • Creation and edit of vertical cooling pipes
  • Change of heights of cooling pipes
  • Deletion of cooling pipes

Placement of Mold Base

A mold base that fits any changed or added specifications of plates and parts can be imported into a standard type of mold. Also, the plates and parts have been created to constitute an Assembly Structure. Thus, multiple designs can be concurrent created in order to reduce a design period.


 

Capabilities of Detailed Designs

Placement and Edit of Parts

Standard parts and user-defined parts can be specified, placed and edited.
The nominal sizes and actual sizes as well as placement positions can be adjusted through temporary placement.

部品配置・編集機能

  • Placement and edit of standard parts
  • Placement and edit of user-defined parts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Move and Copy of Parts

Parts that have been created and assigned can be moved and copied in the direction of axis or any specified direction at a specified pitch. Also, they can be revolved and copied.

Move and Copy of Parts

  • Placement and Copy of Parts

 
 
 

Creation of Drawings

3D mold constituent parts can be expressed collectively at one time in drawings such as assembly drawings, mold development views, and part drawings.
The drawing deliverables can automatically import projection views of shapes as well as the external dimensions.

Placement and Copy of Parts

  • Assembly drawing
  • Mold development drawing
  • Part drawing
  • Location drawing for multiple parts
  • Simplified diagram
  • Simplified diagram with dimension list
  • Part drawing with size specifications
  • Addition/deletion of holes in part drawing
  • Addition/deletion of parts in assembly drawing

 

Tool for Registering Parts

Constituent parts necessary for designing a 3D mold can be easily registered through operations assisted by Wizard. A set of parts as well as individual parts can be easily registered likewise.

Placement and Copy of Parts

  • Registration in a parts list
  • Registration in a category menu
  • Assignment of placement conditions
  • Registration of variable dimensions in a spreadsheet

 

Capabilities of Coordination of CAD Attribute Data

Setting and Displaying CAD Attribute Data

Part attributes, machining attributes, and tolerance attributes can be set for the parts that comprise a mold.

CAD attribute data of a palette window and models’ elements are mutually linked, and thus users can easily confirm them by displaying alternately.

Parts lists, hole lists, and pocket lists can be output on the basis of data that have been set. Assigned CAD attribute data can be imported in CADmeister-LITE where they are displayed and confirmed.


 

Coordination of Machining Attributes for CAM Output

Plate Data can be transferred to CAM together with machining attributes.
The data will help CAM automatically create NC data for holing and pocket machining.
 

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