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Mold Tooling Design

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  • Master Exercise : The Phone Handset
  • Step (2): Editing the Mold Base
  • Step (3): Creating Components
  • Step (4): Editing Components
  • Step (5): Creating Injection Features
  • Step (Creating a Slider mechanism)
  • Step (Managing User Components)

CATIA Training

Mold Tooling Design
Detailed Steps

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Version 5 Release 8 March 2002 EDU-CAT-E-MTD-FS-V5R8

Mold Tooling Design

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Table of Contents
Master Exercise : The Phone Handset........................................................................................................3 Step (1): Creating a new Mold..................................................................................................................3 Step (2): Editing the Mold Base................................................................................................................9 Step (3): Creating Components..............................................................................................................12 Step (4): Editing Components................................................................................................................25 Step (5): Creating Injection Features......................................................................................................28 Step (Creating a Slider mechanism).......................................................................................................36 Step (Managing User Components).......................................................................................................54

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Master Exercise : The Phone Handset
Step (1): Creating a new Mold
In this step, you will: • Access workbench Mold Tooling Design • Create a new Product • Insert existing Molded Part • Select a Mold Base in a Catalog • Position the Molded Part in the Mold Base 1. Enter workbench Mold Tooling Design to start a new Product :

2. Insert existing Molded Part : a. Select new Product in the specification tree b. Activate function Insert / Existing Component…

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Select file \MasterExercise\Step1\MoldedPart.CATPart :

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i. Select a Mold Base in a catalog : a. In Open Body PartingBody. Click Catalog icon in dialog box Create a new mold… c. Click icon Create a new mold : b. the first one displayed in the list) : COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 4 . show CoreSurface : 3. Double-click successively reference Dme.e.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps d. then N3050 in the Catalog browser dialog box (select reference N3050 without overhang.

Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps d. select reference whose height = 86mm. Click OK to validate : a graphic preview of the Mold Base is displayed and the dialog box Create a new mold…is updated with the list of plates and default dimensions corresponding to this reference : e. Select in the dialog box the design table icon corresponding to Cavity plate. and click OK to validate COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 5 .

COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 6 . Click OK to validate : you can see that sub-product Mold has been created in the specification tree. star points for specific components (Locating Ring). cross points for fixing elements (Cap Screws). Proceed similarly to adjust also Core Plate height to 86 mm and Riser bar height to 106 mm : g. You can also notice that the Mold Base comes with many DME-predefined location points to help position other components : circle points for guiding or locating elements (Leader Pins. Sleeves. Bushings).Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps f.

Click icon Top View : c. Click icon Left View : e. Adjust the position of the Molded Part in the Mold Base. Proceed similarly to drag Molded Part along Z axis to position it in the overlapping area of the Core Plate and Cavity Plate : COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 7 . Click icon Manipulation : Detailed Steps b. Drag graphically the Molded Part along axis X to ensure that the Core Surface completely splits the Core Plate d. using the Manipulator : a.Mold Tooling Design 4.

Click OK in dialog box Manipulation Parameters to validate the positioning.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps f. The result should look as shown : COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 8 .

2. The system offers CavitySurface (located in PartingBody of the Molded Part) as default value for the splitting surface : click OK in the Split dialog box to accept this default value : COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 9 . These icons are displayed only once the Mold Product has been saved.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps Step (2): Editing the Mold Base In this step. You can notice that dedicated Mold icons are displayed in the specification tree. you will: • Split the Core Plate • Split the Cavity Plate 1. not during interactive creation.CATProduct. Open existing Mold Product \MasterExercise\Step2\Product1. Activate (MB3) the contextual menu of the Cavity Plate and select function Split component… : 3.

The result should look as shown. then alternatively hide InjectionSide and EjectionSide to check the results : COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 10 .Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 4. Hide the Molded Part. accepting default value CoreSurface 5. Proceed similarly for the Core Plate.

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CATProduct. double-click reference Dme : COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 12 . Open existing Mold Product \MasterExercise\Step3\Product1. or to position it on a face. 1. In dialog box Catalog Browser : Leader Pin. Create Leader Pins : a. you will: • Create Guiding components : Leader Pins and Bushings • Create Locating components : Sleeves • Create Ejection components : Ejector Pins • Create Fixing components : Cap Screws You will learn how to use predefined points to instantiate a component. Click icon Add Leader Pin : b. 2.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps Step (3): Creating Components In this step.

In this case. Now double-click reference LeaderPin_FSC : d.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps c. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 13 . the filter applied (D=20mm) corresponds to the diameter recommended by the supplier. You can see that the system has applied a predefined filter to display only the references of this type which are relevant.

then select graphically the Clamping Plate as plate Drill From. click button Reverse Direction to orient the Leader Pin downwards.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps e. Use predefined point located in the corner of the Clamping Plate to position the first instance of the Leader Pin : g. You can notice that the system has automatically recognized all 4 predefined points intended for positioning the leader Pins. and the Cavity Plate as plate To : COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 14 . Double-click reference FSC-20-36-146 : f. In dialog box LeaderPin definition. The current instance is highlighted in red. the others in green.

Select Dme reference Bushing_FBC . They also have been created in the specification tree. You can see that all four instances of the Leader Pin have been created. You can see that the system applies a predefined filter to display only the recommended references : select reference FBC-20-46. You can now proceed similarly to create Bushings fitting these Leader Pins. Click OK in the dialog box to validate the creation.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps h. using the predefined points located in the Core Plate for this purpose. in sub-assembly InjectionSide : 3. Drill from CorePlate to CavityPlate : COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 15 . together with their associated holes in the impacted plates.

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4. You can now proceed similarly to create the appropriate Sleeves for these Leader Pins. Select Dme type Sleeve_TD, reference TD-32-120. Note that the filter applied by the system takes into account the inner diameter of the Leader Pin and the height of the Risers. Drill from SettingPlate to CoreSupportPlate and adjust Z value to –160 mm (note that Z position is adjusted independently for each Sleeve instance).

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5. Create Ejector Pins : a. To make easier the visualization and the positioning of the Ejector Pin, hide InjectionSide, EjectorPlateB and SettingPlate

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b. Go to Tools/Options/Mechanical design/Mold Tooling Design/Component and mske sure that option Several Instances per Reference is not active for the type of component Ejector Pin. This will ensure that a CATPart is created for each instance of the component, and therefore that each instance can further be handled individually if necessary.

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Double-click part EjectorPlateA in the tree and make sure that workbench Wireframe and Surface Design or Generative Shape Design is active. Make sure that Open body.2 is the current active body.

d. Select the bottom face of EjectorPlateA and click ison Sketcher

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g. Double-click icon Point. The system has applied as filter the distance between the bottom of EjectorPlateA and the top of the rough CorePlate (i. Click icon Add Ejector Pin and select in Hasco catalog reference EjectorPin_Z441. Double-click top Product to go back to workbench Mold Tooling Design.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps e. define several points to locate later Ejector Pins. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 20 . then exit Sketcher. f.e. without taking account the split of this plate).

Double-click the proposed reference : Z441/2x250 and pick one of the points of the sketch previously created. You can see that a white dashed line in the preview materializes the height of the hole associated to each Ejector : COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 21 . Define drill from EjectorPlateA to CorePlate. You can see that the system has created and positioned an Ejector Pin on each of the points of the Sketch.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps h. i. j.

You can see that the Ejector Pins have been created in sub-assembly EjectorSystem : COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 22 . change value from 10mm to 30mm approximately. depending on its position). Validate the creation of the Ejector Pins.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps k. and liquid plastic would leak into the interstice constituted by this hole in the Core surface. l. You have to interactively adjust this length via parameter Offset_Parting in tab Parameters of dialog box EjectorPin definition (for each EjectorPin. You can see that this hole is too high : the Ejector Pins would not be fitted closely to the Core Surface.

Select the predefined point materialized by a cross in the corner of the Setting Plate : it may be necessary to choose a reference a little bigger and longer. the system has automatically identified the other relevant points for placing screws and has created 3 other instances. c. Click icon Add Cap Screw and double-click in Dme catalog type CapScrew_M. then reference M12*120. as for Leader Pins. EjectorPlateB and SettingPlate which had been put in NoShow b. You can see that. but you can perform this later (editing a component already created). show InjectionSide.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 6. while the last plate (CoreSupportPlate) has been bored with a threaded hole. Insert Fixing Component : Cap Screw a. First. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 23 . You can see that SettingPlate and Risers have been drilled with standard holes. Drill from SettingPlate to CoreSupportPlate.

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activate its contextual menu and select function Edit CapScrew component : b. activate design table icon corresponding to parameter L (length) and select reference M16*140 COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 25 . Edit the definition of the Cap Screws : change the reference : a. Select a CapScrew instance in the specification tree. Open existing Product \MasterExercise\Step4\Product1.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps Step (4): Editing Components In this step. you will: • Edit the definition of a component : Cap Screws • Split a component : Ejector Pins 1.CATProduct : 2. Select tab Parameters in dialog box Edit CapScrew.

Put InjectionSide in Noshow 4. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 26 .Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps c. Split the Ejector Pins : multi-select the Ejector Pins in the specification tree and activate function Split Component in the contextual menu. Validate the modification : you can see that all four instances of the Cap Screw have been updated simultaneously : 3. Then validate the default value proposed by the system (CoreSurface) as splitting element and zoom onto Ejector Pin area to check the result.

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select PartingLine as support curve and enter Ratio of Curve length = 0. You can see that the point has been created in the Molded Part in an Open Body named GateBody. Validate the creation. Click icon Add Gate b.CATProduct. 1. Click Apply in dialog box Point Definition to check the position. Open existing Product \MasterExercise\Step5\Product1.CATProduct and show only PartingLine in MoldedPart. and define the point as a Point On Curve. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 28 . you will: • Create a Gate • Create a Runner • Create a Coolant Channel The final result is available as \MasterExercise\Step5\End\Product1.7. 2. and that it is graphically materialized by a yellow square.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps Step (5): Creating Injection Features In this step. Create the location point of the Gate : Click icon Point. Create a Gate : a.

Validate the creation. You can see that a preview of the Gate is displayed.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps c. click catalog icon and double-click type SideGate. then SideRound. Define Gate parameters : in dialog box Gate definition. then Round. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 29 . and set value Radius = 1 mm.

COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 30 . or Generative Shape design. Make sure grid option icon Snap to Point is deactivated. Double-click in the specification tree Part MoldedPart and enter workbench Part Design. or Wireframe and Surface Design b. Select plane XY and enter the sketcher.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 3. Create a Runner : a.

activate dialog box Constraint Definition and activate Coincidence. d. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 31 . Click icon Profile. and draw a profile approximately as shown. e. when creating the Runner in the next step. Now exit Sketcher. and double-click top Product in the Specification tree to come back to workbench Mold Tooling Design. This is mandatory to ensure a correct projection of the sketch onto PartingSurface. ensuring tangency continuity all along (use for example dialog box Constraint Definition for this purpose). Now ensure coincidence between the Gate point (yellow square) and the extremity of the Runner : multi-select them.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps c.

switch section type to Oval. set Radius value = 2. Click icon Plane. Create a Coolant Channel in the Cavity Plate : a. Hide the Gate point to check the result more clearly.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps f. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 32 . double-click CoreCooling and make sure that workbench Generative Shape Design or Wireframe and Surface Design is active. Validate creation. select type Offset from plane and select plane XY as reference plane. Validate the creation. In sub-assembly EjectionSide. Click icon Add Runner. b.5 mm and select the new sketch as Layout.1 is the current active open body or create a new open body. Make sure Open_body. Adjust the position by dragging the green arrow. 4.

The system offers a direction for one of the cooling pipes and a small dialog box is displayed to reverse the proposed direction if wanted. Exit Sketcher and switch back to workbench MoldTooling Design. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 33 . Select the new sketch in the tree.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps c. create successively two lines as shown : d. Select the new plane. then click icon Add Coolant Channel. e. click icon Sketcher.

1 in Show and double-click the Sketch to modify it as desired. g. then adjust if desired the definition of the dimensions in dialog box Coolant Channel definition. drag the extremity of one line to go through the opposite extremity of the CorePlate. To edit the definition of the Coolant Channels. For example. Click OK several times to validate the choices proposed. put Core Cooling/Open_body.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps f. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 34 .

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CATProduct and put InjectionSide in NoShow. then double-click the Slider listed in the catalog window. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 36 . Click icon Add Slider.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps Step (Creating a Slider mechanism) In this step. you will: • Create a Slider component • Create the corresponding Retainers • Create the corresponding Angle Pin • Create the fixing screws and perform the relevant drillings 1. Open existing Product \MasterExercise\SliderMechanism\Start\PreparedProduct. 2. Create a Slider : a.

Click the top face of the Core Plate located in front of the rectangular hole in the part where the Slider mechanism is required.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps b. c. Pick a point on the previous face : a preview of the Slider is displayed. the system switches to the sketcher-like view for positioning the component. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 37 .

Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps d. Switch to Left View and display tab Parameters in dialog box Define slider. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 38 . e. Adjust Slider position by rotating it using the green half-circle.

Y=0mm.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps f. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 39 . Then adjust Retraction=5mm and note the update of the angle for the Angle Pin hole. Adjust the position to X=-140mm. Z=10mm. WT=7mm. HT=10mm. Adjust the value of the following parameters : W=30mm.

show surface SliderSurface located in open body PreparedSurfaces. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 40 .Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps g. 2. Validate the creation of the Slider. Define the plates to be drilled : From CorePlate To CavityPlate in tab Positioning. h. Split the form part of the Slider : a. In PreparedMoldedPart.

COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 41 .Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps b. Activate function Split Component… in the contextual menu of the Slider c. Select surface SliderSurface and activate the display of the Split direction in dialog box Split definition.

COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 42 . then double-click the Retainers listed in dialog box Define Retainers.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps d. Click one of the displayed direction arrows in order to invert the sense of the Split and ensure that the right side of the form part is split. 3. Create the Retainers : a. Click icon Add Retainers.

Adjust its position (rotation) by using the green half-circle. Pick a point on this face to position the Retainers. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 43 . A preview of the component is displayed. Pick the face on the Core Plate where the Slider will move c.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps b.

Switch to Back View.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps . d. otherwise the system will consider that another instance of the Retainers has to be created at the location of the pick. Note : Make sure that there is no selection of another object than the Slider itself. Then click the Slider in the 3D viewer : some of the dimensions of the Retainers are automatically adjusted to fit the Slider. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 44 .

X=-190mm. Define plates drill from CorePlate to CavityPlate. Adjust the position and the length of the Retainers to ensure adequate contact length between the Slider and the Retainers. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 45 . Switch to Top View. Validate creation.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps e. Define for example : L=100mm. Z=10mm. Y=0mm.

Click icon Add Angle Pin.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 4. Create the Angle Pin : a. then double-click variant APD-10-110 COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 46 . Select in catalog DME type AnglePin_APD.

Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps b. To position the AnglePin. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 47 . select the line. then the point previously created with the Slider for this purpose.

COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 48 . Validate creation. d. The Z position will be adjusted later via Edition capability.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps c. Activate function Edit AnglePin Component in the contextual menu of the AnglePin. switch to Left View. Drill From CavityPlate To CorePlate. Show complete InjectionSide.

Adjust the Z position of the Angle Pin. not on components. like the Retainers. making InjectionSide the current component will ensure that the Screws are located there. Double-click sub-assembly EjectionSide : standard drilling mechanism (Drill From… To) operate sonly on plates. Create the Screws to fix the Retainers : a. 5. Z=110mm. Therefore. Validate. Set e. b. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 49 .g.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps e. Put InjectionSide in NoShow.

COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 50 . Pick four points to create four instances of the CapSCrew. Select in catalog Rabourdin type CapSCrew_527. Validate creation. Click icon Add CapScrew. Click button Reverse Direction in dialog box Define CapScrew to ensure proper orientation. Pick the top face of the Retainers. then double-click variant 527-3x30.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps c. d. Sink the screws inside the Retainers.

Activate function Tools/Drill Component… b. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 51 .Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 6. Create the drillings for the Screws : a. Successively drill the Retainers with the DrillHole of each CapScrew.

drill the CorePlate with the TapHole of each CapScrew. Similarly.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps c. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 52 .

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MySliders COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 54 . Rename the Chapter with the name you wish.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps Step (Managing User Components) In this step.g. Activate function Definition… in the contextual menu of the default chapter Chapter.1 3. you will: • Create a User Catalog with your own type of Sliders • Link your catalog to the master User Component catalog 1. Enter workbench Catalog Editor 2. e.

COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 55 . Click icon Add family and name it for example SliderDPA.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 4. Double-click in the tree family SliderDPA.g. Click icon Add Component. 6. Select file SliderDPA-1. Click button Select document in dialog box Description definition. Validate creation. SliderDPA-1).CATPart in folder \MasterExercise\userComponents.. Give a name to the component (e. 5. Validate creation.

Create a Keyword of type String. name it for example ModelType. and give it the default value ModelSimple. Validate creation. Click icon Add Keyword. Select component SliderDPA-1. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 56 .Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 7.

e. in any folder you wish. Save your catalog.g. under name MyOwnCatalog. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 57 .Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 8.CATPart. Add another component. referencing file SliderDPA-2. 9.

Click Window/Tile Horizontally. \intel_a\startup\componets\MoldCatalog\UserComponent.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 10. Open master catalog of user components (make sure first it is not Readonly).catalog. 11. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 58 .

Select Keyword Supplier for the new chapter. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 59 . e. Activate function Definition… in the contextual menu. Select tab Keyword values. Select chapter MySliders in window MyOwnCatalog. Define a value for keyword Supplier.catalog : the chapter has been added into the master User Component catalog.catalog is active. Make sure that window UserComponent. InternalDesignSliders. Validate. 13. Click icon Add link to other catalog.g.Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 12.

Save file UserCompnent.catalog. COPYRIGHT DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 60 .Mold Tooling Design Detailed Steps 14. It is now ready for use.

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