An insert provides a desired cavity shape or temperature effect in a particular region of a part during molding.

An insert is created separately from the mold block. The default material for an insert is steel.

Add/Edit Insert

If you haven't designed any inserts in a CAD tool, you can create and edit virtual inserts in Inspire Mold.

You need to create a mold before you can create inserts.
  1. Click the Tooling icon.

  2. Click Add/Edit Insert on the Insert icon.

  3. Click to create each point of the insert lines. The points must be positioned on a single surface. You can resize a line by entering a length.
    Tip: To create a perpendicular line, hold down Shift while clicking.

  4. Right-click to create the insert.
    The insert channels are created and moved close to the model.

  5. To edit the insert, click it and use the microdialog options to define the position, material, temperature, and diameter.

Designate an Insert

Identify any inserts you've already designed in a CAD tool.

  1. Click the Tooling icon.

  2. Click Designate Insert on the Insert icon.

  3. Select the predesigned insert.