Dassault Systèmes has unveiled SolidWorks Plastics software, software tools that enable users to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of plastics part and injection mold design.
“Asia is the world’s largest consumer of plastics with per capita consumption of plastic products in India moving towards 2.5 times the GDP growth. The expanding customer base has increased the demand for innovative designing solutions for the plastic industry to meet the requirements of the sector,” said Manoj Mehta, Country Manager, India & SAARC, SolidWorks.
“In the past decade, plastics industry has emerged as the key driver of innovation and application development finding use in numerous industries including new areas of application comprising automotive, defense & aerospace, telecommunications, furniture and electronics,” said Ravi Varadarajan, Sr Country Technical Manager, India & SAARC, SolidWorks.
“Extending our relationship with Dassault Systèmes via the SolidWorks brand allows us to leverage their highly-skilled reseller channel and offer a high-quality, cost-effective solution to help part and mold designers reduce errors, cut costs and speed time to market,” said Alain DuBois, president and CEO at SIMPOE. “This seamless integration of solutions means a designer never has to leave the familiar SolidWorks environment to optimize their part and mold designs.”
The new products run embedded within SolidWorks, providing part designers and mold makers with familiar and intuitive workflows so they can quickly optimize their part and mold designs for manufacturability. SolidWorks Plastics allows users to determine whether changes to the part geometry, mold design, material selection or processing conditions will have a positive impact on the ability to easily manufacture their products.
The SolidWorks Plastics products are based on technology from SIMPOE SAS (SIMPOE), a provider of plastics injection molding simulation software. As a SolidWorks Gold Partner, SIMPOE currently provides fully integrated, fully interoperable, “single window” functionality for SolidWorks. The new solutions products build on the previous relationship and will be offered under the SolidWorks brand.