Simulation DFM software loads inside your 3D design tool to give you near-real-time feedback on the quality of your plastic part as you design it. Simulation DFM software reviews things such as nominal wall thickness, draft angle, material cost, part recyclability, sink marks, fill patterns, and more, to grade your part in the categories of manufacturability, cost, and environmental impact. In this class we will look at how we can analyze the part files during the design process. We'll also investigate the effect a change may have on the ability to design the most efficient part while cutting down on design errors for molded parts.
- Learn how to navigate the Simulation DFM interface
- Learn how to analyze the model for possible defects
- Learn how to make changes to the model's material
- Review cost effects of part changes
Robert Savage is an education specialist at Advanced Solutions, Inc., and he is a 15-year design veteran who has designed everything from molds and molded parts to robots. For Remotec (a division of Northrop Grumman Corporation), he spent 5 years as a designer in the Development Group, and he was also a CAD and Vault administrator. He is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and a Certified Inventor Professional, and he has used every release of Inventor software, as well as various other design packages. He also has 10 years of experience teaching 3D design software, including all parts of Product Design Suite Ultimate software, Factory Design Suite Ultimate software, Simulation Moldflow software, and Vault Professional software.
Kevin Smedley is the engineering systems manager at FS-Elliott, which is a global centrifugal compressor manufacturer with facilities in Asia, Europe, and South America, and is headquartered in Export, Pennsylvania. Smedley has over 27 years of CAD and management experience. His background includes CAD and design management, instructor/trainer, consultant, and implementation and support specialist. His additional responsibility of becoming the new engineering systems manager includes continued CAD administration, product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) with new PMP and CIP. His additional tasks of continuous improvement for the shop floor and project-management process improvement open up the opportunity to bring global workflows and processes, enhancing the engineering CAD design successes. Smedley’s specialties include CAD management, Inventor 3D parametric modeling application, Vault Professional software data management, and the role of continued support specialist.