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Splitting parts for Blowmolding

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myurkovich
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Splitting parts for Blowmolding

I've recently taken a position with a Blowmolding production plant as a tooling designer.  I'm coming from a SolidWorks environment to Creo 3.0.  I'm being tasked with finding the best method of using customer provided Creo files (solids) to generate preliminary blow mold surfaces for use in a seperate simulation package.  I think I've found a way of converting the solid files to surfaces, eliminating all of the surfaces I don't need and saving as a .stp file, but I'd like to know if Creo has a function or tool I could use to "split" the remaining geometry along a mold line.  Does anyone have any tips or experience with this, or even another community post that could shed some light?

I appreciate any advice offered and thank you in advance.

Mitch Yurkovich


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Re: Splitting parts for Blowmolding

Mitch,

I used to design blow molds using Pro/E (Creo) several jobs ago.  We had an extension that really helped with that.   I would be very surprised if your company didn't have a license of it already.

There are several different "flavors" of it, but look for something called a "Tool Design Extension".  It will allow you to create reference models, apply material shrink, and split models into core and cavity.  (Among other things...)

One quick way to tell if it is available to you is to look under the Applications menu for a Mold/Casting entry.(See screenshot.  From Creo Elements Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0, yours may look different.)


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-marc

CAD / PLM Systems Manager

TriMark Corporation

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Re: Splitting parts for Blowmolding

Mitch,

I used to design blow molds using Pro/E (Creo) several jobs ago.  We had an extension that really helped with that.   I would be very surprised if your company didn't have a license of it already.

There are several different "flavors" of it, but look for something called a "Tool Design Extension".  It will allow you to create reference models, apply material shrink, and split models into core and cavity.  (Among other things...)

One quick way to tell if it is available to you is to look under the Applications menu for a Mold/Casting entry.(See screenshot.  From Creo Elements Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0, yours may look different.)


20150715-074122.png

-marc

CAD / PLM Systems Manager

TriMark Corporation

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Re: Splitting parts for Blowmolding

Thanks Marc!

I was able to find a Mold/Cast function in Creo Parametric.  Just need to contact my admin about a licensing issue and I should be good to go.  Excellent advice, thanks again for your help!

Mitch

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