SolidWorks in Mould, Tool and Die Design

Precision Design of Mould, Tool and Dies using SolidWorks

Precision of end products is a reflection of precision in the Moulds, Tools and dies used in production processes.  Complex products require precision design with the need to visaulize downstream problems and challenges while reducing development cycle time.  SolidWorks, as a trusted partner, has been exceeding the expectations of designers in delivering superior solutions in a timely manner.

Why SolidWorks is the Choice of Tooling Engineers?

Focussing on precision, Tool and Die Design engineers need to ensure that the life of the tools and quality of end products are produced for least cost.  Competitive landscape has compelled Toolrooms to have a re-look at their design and development processes.  Migration from conventional 2D approaches has been rewarding in achieving the stated objectives.  Some of the reasons why Tool and Die Development Engineers prefer SolidWorks over contemporary Design Software solutions are:
  • Correctness and Completeness of Drawings according to ASME / ISO Standards using DimXpert
  • Integrated Tolerance Stack Up calculations using SigmundWorks
  • Configurable Designs using SolidWorks Configuration Management with Microsoft Excel Integration
  • Integrated Design Validation  using SolidWorks Simulation for increased tool life
  • Design Automation using Macros, VBA, Visual Basic as well as VC ++
  • Life calculations for lasting value with a choice of material selection for dies and moulds
  • Customized Solution for Higher Productivity
  • Inter Operability with Other CAD systems such as Unigraphics, Pro/Engineer, SolidEdge, Autodesk Inventor in addition to a host of data transfer formats including ACIS (SAT), Parasolid, IGES, STEP among others.
  • Integrated CAM solutions from MasterCAM, SolidCAM, CAMWorks and a host of other CNC CAM Software toolsets inside SolidWorks for translation-error free approach to Toolpath Generation

Benefits addressed by SolidWorks

Salient benefits enjoyed by SolidWorks users include:
  • Effective Design Communication in 2D and 3D using eDrawings
  • Tolerance Stack Up Calculations for Assembly build objectives
  • Life Prediction and Tool Wear Analysis
  • Design Automation for rapid drawing generation
  • Ease of Use for mould/ dies having complex contour surfaces
  • Predicting Assembly Issues due to tolerances
  • Interference Detection
  • Kinematic Motion Simulation for actuation devices
  • Time and Motion Studies for Cycle time optimization
  • Integrated CAM solutions
  • Surface Quality and Continuity Checks
  • Draft Analysis
and many more ....
Here is a customer testimonial:
'SolidWorks CAD software was, by far, the easiest system to use and provided the most automated features. Following training, we designed our first mold in less than two weeks.'

EGS India - Proven Partner for Mould, Tool and Die Design Using SolidWorks

EGS India - SolidWorks Reseller in India - has been assisting Toolrooms in developing superior quality products.  Some of the recent experiences have been in the following areas:

  • Automation of Dies for Sheet Metal panels in Automotive applications
  • Life Prediction and Material Selection for Moulds and Dies
  • Cycle Time reduction in Tool Change for High Speed Automation Tools
  • Failure Prediction and Tool Life Extension in forging applications
  • Automation of Die design for Sintered products
  • Design of Die Sets for Progressive tooling
Did You Know that Tolerance allocation in Die Parts influence Assembly Build and End Product Quality ?

Geomtric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Based Drawing using SolidWorks