Delcam Toolmaker – The First Choice For Complex Mould Tools

Delcam Toolmaker’s process driven ‘Wizards’ guide the user through the process of designing mould tools for complex shaped parts.

mold makerRapid extraction of cavities, cores, die, and plastic mold inserts, complete with split surfaces derived directly from the part’s ‘natural’ parting-line. Die Wizard’s unique approach provides ease of use for the novice, while still allowing expert users total freedom of design for exceptional cases.

mold makingFast and simple assembly of mould ‘stacks’ from off-the-shelf or user-definable catalogues of standard components. Dynamic previews allow the designer to instantly check plate thicknesses, clearances, and other vital mould parameters.

mold makingFor undercut and other hard to mould features, the Slide Wizard allows the designer to extract slide cores from any direction. Once the core has been extracted, the slide is automatically completed by assembling the components that form the mechanism. This mechanism can be dynamically animated on screen to ensure its correct operation.

mold designWaterways are interactively sketched directly into the various plates that form the Plastic mould tool. Cooling holes are automatically re-oriented as necessary to make manufacture more convenient. Automatic collision detection ensures that cooling holes do not interfere with other parts of the design, while at the same time providing simple checks on the efficiency of the circuit.

mold designWaterways are interactively sketched directly into the various plates that form the mould tool. Cooling holes are automatically re-oriented as necessary to make manufacture more convenient. Automatic collision detection ensures that cooling holes do not interfere with other parts of the design, while at the same time providing simple checks on the efficiency of the circuit.

mold makerThe Component Wizard steers the mould designer through the process of positioning standard components such as ejector pins, screws, bushes and spacers. Automated trimming operations detect when a component is over-length, and correct it.

  • moldmakerFast creation of initial designs, including General Assemblies (GA) for approval.
  • Fully associative assembly allows dynamic verification of complex mould mechanisms.
  • Automated machining (with PowerMILL) of standard features such as holes and pockets.
  • Automatic drafting of both GA and detail drawings.
  • Rapid Bills of Material creation, optionally in Excel format, for on-line ordering of components.