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Mass in SW vs Real world mass of finished part.

Question asked by Chris Petersen on Dec 8, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 10, 2014 by Chris Petersen

Does anyone know how accurate the mass number is when you run a mass properties on a single part? I have a plastic piece created and would like to know how much material would be required to make that piece. When I run the mass properties report it give me a specific weight of roughly 52 grams. I have set the density of the material to the manufactures specs but I am not sure if that is all that is needed. If I weigh the finished piece I have a large discrepancy between the two. The other problem will be the next piece which is a foam and will expand in the mold cavity. It has a completely different density altogether. Is this even possible?

This is a new area for me.

 

Thanks.

 

Chris

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