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Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS

This course introduces you to the concepts of designing molds that are used in the manufacturing process of plastic components. The software that will be used in this course is Solidworks which is a prominent design tool.

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • The course contains 12 weeks of curated content about the basics of SOLIDWORKS which will help the students master all the commands required to start working on the tool. 
  • They will be introduced to the basics of plastics and injection molding which will provide them with a better understanding of the processes involved.
  • It also explains the steps involved in creating a basic mold for simple parts, and eventually, more complex concepts in mold design.
  • As the course progresses, the design of additional mold components such as sliders, inserts, ejector system, air vents, cooling channels, etc. will also be covered.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 - Basics of Injection Molding / SOLIDWORKS Modelling

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Injection molding process
    • Plastic processing methods 
      • Rotational molding
      • Extrusion
      • Vacuum forming
      • Blow molding
      • Gas-assisted injection molding
    • Mold cycle and the factors affecting it
    • Thermoplastics and thermosets
    • Current trends in the industry
    • Types of plastics 
    • Properties of plastics 
    • Selection of plastics
    • Basics of sketching
    • Basics of using features in SOLIDWORKS

Week 02 - Basics of Mold Design / SOLIDWORKS Surfacing

  • In this session, the following topics are covered.
    • Product development process 
    • Various departments in plastic manufacturing industries and the workflow
    • Parts of mold
      • Core, cavity, guide pillar, sprue, register ring, guide bush, ejector pin,  return pin, spacer blocks, core plate, cavity plate, ejector plates, etc.
    • 2 plate & 3 plate molds
    • Drafts
    • Parting lines
    • Various surface tools for designing in SOLIDWORKS

Week 03 -DFM and Defects

  • In this module, we will be covering theory related to various concepts and terms used in mold design.
  • The topics we shall cover are:
    • Concept of machine tonnage and its calculation
    • DFM study
      • Gate point, wall thickness, cores, tolerance, venting, ejector pads, inserts, ejector inserts, guide pillar, support block, relief, free play inserts, multi-gate position, and flow leader.
    • Defects in mold design process
      • Short shots, flash, weld lines, sink marks, blisters, jetting, burn marks, warpage, gloss differences, hesitation, overpacking, and unbalanced flow.

Week 04 - Parting Surface / Mold Design Tutorial 1

  • In this module, we will be studying the theory behind parting surfaces.
  • The topics that will be covered are as follows:
    • Parting surface
    • Types of parting surfaces
      • Flat stepped
      • Angled
      • Profiled
    • Example cases to understand the selection of parting surfaces
    • Matching drafts
    • Shrinkage 
    • Inserts 
    • Mold design tutorial
      • Doing draft analysis for the model
      • Creating parting lines
      • Creating shut-off surfaces
      • Creating parting surfaces
      • Create basic mold blocks

Week 05 - Sliders and Ejection System/ Mold Design Tutorial 2

  • In this module, we will be looking at the topic of sliders and ejection systems.
  • The topics that will be covered are:
    • Need for sliders and their working
    • General types of sliders
      • Sliding split type molds
      • Angular lift pin type molds
    • Methods of actuating the sliders
      • Finger cam
      • Dog leg
      • Cam track
      • Spring
      • Hydraulic actuation
    • Concept of slider locking
    • Types of ejector systems
      • Pin
      • Sleeve
      • Stripper
      • Blade ejector systems
    • Creating a mold for the outer cover of a disposable camera
      • Creating parting lines, shut-off surface, parting surface, and mold blocks for the model
      • Creating ejector pins for the mold
      • Creating inserts for the mold

Week 06 - Gates and Runners / Mold Design Tutorial 3 - Part 1

  • In this module, we will be learning about runners and gates.
  • The various topics covered are as follows:
    • Types of gates: Sprue, edge, tab, overlap, fan, disk, ring, spoke, film, pin, submarines, and cashew gates
    • Runner diameter calculation
    • Types of runners
    • Runner configurations
    • Why engravings are used in cavities?
  • Creating a mold for a door bezel model
    • Creating the parting lines, shut-off surfaces, and parting surfaces of 3D profile for the model
    • How to work in assemblies and how to arrange files in a specific format?
    • How to align the sprue of the mold with the origin of the assembly?
    • How to select proper dimensions for the mold blocks?
    • Creating mold blocks for door bezel

Week 07 - Mold Design Tutorial 3 - Part 2

  • In this module, we will continue working on the door bezel model from the previous session and learn the following topics:
    • Locating undercuts in the model
    • Understanding the use of sliders in solving the undercut issue
    • Creating slider split
    • Assigning proper dimensions to the slider
    • Editing the core cavity blocks according to the shape of the slider
    • Creating bolts, washers, and locking mechanisms for the sliders

Week 08 - Mold Design Tutorial 4 - Part 1

  • In this module, we will start creating a mold for a CPU fan case model and we will learn the following topics:
    • Complex parting line selection 
    • Providing correct matching drafts for the model
    • Creating the core-cavity surfaces for the model.
    • Aligning the sprue location
    • Selecting dimensions
    • Creating the mold blocks for the CPU fan case in the assembly
    • Adding reliefs for the core-cavity blocks

Week 09 - Mold Design Tutorial 4 - Part 2

  • In this module, we will continue working on the CPU fan case model and we will learn the following topics:
    • Locating undercuts in the model 
    • Creating a slider split for the undercuts
    • Assigning proper dimensions for the sliders
    • Providing reliefs for the sliders
    • Creating inserts for the model

Week 10 - Mold Design Tutorial 5 - Part 1

  • In this module, we will start creating a mold for a plastic knob model and we will learn the following topics:
    • Creating the parting line, shut-off surface, and the parting surfaces for the plastic knob model
    • Automatic and manual shut-off surface creation
    • Core-cavity surfaces for the plastic knob model
    • Sprue alignment
    • Selecting dimensions and creating the mold blocks for the plastic knob in assembly
    • Theories behind the cooling channels for a mold

Week 11 - Mold Design Tutorial 5 - Part 2

  • In this module, we will continue working on the plastic knob model and we will learn the following topics:   
    • Creating multiple inserts for the model
    • Creating holes for fixing the inserts
    • Locating undercuts and creating a slider split for it
    • Complex slider creation
    • Assigning proper dimensions for the slider

Week 12 - Mold Design Tutorial 5 - Part 3

  • In this module, we will continue working on the plastic knob model and we will learn the following topics:  
    • Creating an ejector system
      • Angled ejector pins
      • Reliefs
      • Ejector plates
      • Ejector backplates
    • Making channels for plastic injection
      • Sprue
      • Runner
      • Gate 
    • Use of air vents in a mold
    • Creating channels for air passage
    • Selection of the dimensions and positions of the cooling channels
    • Creation of cooling channels

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Creation of Mold for a Table Fan Outer Casing

This project is about creating the mold for a table fan outer casing with consideration of side cores.

Mold Design of Fan Bezel 

This project is about designing the mold for a fan bezel. In this project, you will be extracting Core & Cavity for a fan bezel.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Boost Your Career With Our Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS Course

The Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS is a 12-week online course. This SOLIDWORKS certification course would cover all the basic to advanced level concepts in plastic and injection mold design.

This program would teach you how to develop a mold design using SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS is a 3D CAD software used to design and develop 3D models from scratch. Using SOLIDWORKS, you can also create 2D detailing and assembly drawing. SOLIDWORKS is widely used in the Indian mechanical industry, and hence knowledge of this software will help to secure a job. 

Skill-Lync is the leading e-learning engineering platform that has specially curated the mold design course to cater to the growing demand of industries. The fee for this molding design course is flexible, and it ranges from INR 7,000 to INR 15,000 per month for three months. You can choose a plan that would suit your requirements.

Who Should Take This Course?

Students interested in developing a molding design can pursue this mold design course. Students and graduates of mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and related streams of engineering can pursue this injection mold design course.

If you have a keen interest in subjects related to design engineering and manufacturing engineering then this course is for you. Professionals who are willing to upskill themselves for career growth can also pursue this SOLIDWORKS certification course.

What will you learn?

This course will teach you industry-relevant concepts and tools used in top OEMs. Through this SOLIDWORKS certification course,

  • You will learn different molding processes like rotational molding, extrusion, vacuum forming, blow molding and gas-assisted injection molding.
  • You will learn about parting surfaces and types of them - flat stepped, angled and profiled.
  • You will learn about the need for sliders and their workings.
  • You will learn about runner configurations, cavities and creating mold blocks for door bezels.
  • You will learn how to create an ejector system and channels for air passage.

Skills You Will Gain

  • You will learn one of the key technologies SOLIDWORKS, which is widely used in industries.
  • You will have a practical understanding by working on industry projects.
  • You will be able to develop molding designs for different components.

Key Highlights of The Program

  • The course is a 12-week long course.
  • Besides the course completion certificate for all participants, the top 5% of learners get a merit certificate.
  • You will get email support, and forum support to clear your queries and doubts.
  • Real-time industry-relevant projects will make your learning purposeful.

Career Opportunities after taking the course

After the completion of this Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS course, several career opportunities will open up for you. Some positions that you can work for include,

  • Plastic Injection Mold Designer
  • Mold Design Engineer
  • SOLIDWORKS Mold Design Engineer

FAQs on Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS

  1. Who can take up the SOLIDWORKS certification course?

Students and graduates of mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and related streams of engineering can take up this Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS. If you are interested in designing and developing molded components then this injection mold design course is for you.

  1. Is this mold design course an online program?

Yes, Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS is a 100% online course.

  1. What is the duration of this Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS?

This molding design course is a 12-week course covering all the basic to advanced level concepts in developing plastic molded components using SOLIDWORKS.

  1. What is the fee for pursuing this Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS course online?

The SOLIDWORKS course fee structure is flexible, and you can choose a plan that suits you. The Basic plan would give you two months of access at INR 7,000 per month for 3 months, the Pro plan would give you four months of access at INR 10,000 per month for three months, and the Premium plan would provide you with lifetime access at INR 15,000 per month for three months.

  1. How much can a molding design engineer earn?

According to AmbitionBox, the average salary of a molding design engineer is ₹ 3 Lakhs per annum. However, it increases with your experience and expertise.

  1. Is there any certificate for completing this mold design course?

Yes, after completing this Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS, you shall be given a course completion certificate. The top 5% of the scorers will be given a merit certificate alongside the course completion certificate.

  1. Is there any technical support for this SOLIDWORKS certification course?

Yes, you can clear your queries with email and forum support. If you have opted for the Pro or Premium course, you will additionally receive individual video support and group video support.

Instructors profiles

Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.

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1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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7 years in the experience range

Instructors with 7 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • Design

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