Sometimes when one is under pressure to get their injection mold tooling done, turning to GrabCAD for a little help is a great idea. When you need 60,000 of something, the mold has to be right, or else you have 60,000 mistakes. There are lots of different designs in our library - many of them made by professionals in real-world applications. Lots of lessons to learn from there. Here are some of our favourites.
Here is a flow simulation by GrabCAD Legend Stefan Varga. Everything was created in Moldex3D and comes complete with a shrinkage analysis.
Exploded Views! Who doesn't love an exploded view. To an outsider, mold tooling seems simple. In reality, it's a complex set of parts that make the difference between crummy pieces and perfect pieces. Big thanks to Mehran Zaryoun for uploading this and sharing it freely!
That's a mold? Nah.... oh wait it is! Specifically, for a hubcap, and was created by Dmytro Sokovets. If you're interested in getting into more complex molding techniques, give him a private message - he might be able to help you!