The latest version of PS-Moldmaker 3D CAD software for designing injection molds is available from Delcam International Inc., Windsor, Ont.
The latest version of PS-Moldmaker 3D CAD software for designing injection molds is available from Delcam International Inc., Windsor, Ont. It is said to add “an extra level of intelligence” through new Power Features that react automatically as they are placed in a mold assembly, adding all the necessary fit-features to connecting components. For example, when an ejector pin is added, the software automatically creates the corresponding holes in the plates through which it passes and even adds the necessary clearances. If the pin is later moved, the holes move with it. Other new features include a “wizard” for designing mold locks and stepped split surfaces, similar to previous wizards for slides and cooling channels. Also, PS-Moldmaker now automatically creates a set of 2D drawings from the 3D model and includes a table of key dimensions.