solidThinking Click2Extrude Metal/Polymer 2016.2235 | 1.9 Gb
solidThinking is pleased to launch the Click2Extrude suite consisting of Click2Extrude Metal and Click2Extrude Polymer as the next generation environment of the industry leading HyperXtrude suite.
Today's extrusion companies are required to coextrude profiles made of multiple polymers with metal inserts in shorter product development cycles while simultaneously reducing their production costs. Click2Extrude is a simulation tool developed to analyze and validate the design of these coextrusion dies and process.
The HyperXtrude solver enables production engineers to analyze material flow and heat transfer inside a die during extrusion to validate die designs which in turn helps to reduce or eliminate costly and time-consuming die trials.
Click2Extrude is easy to use CAD based interface. You won't be required to complete steps such as meshing or boundary condition creation manually. All these operations are completely done in the background with no user intervention.
Key features of Click2Extrude Polymer 2016 include:
- Automatic Model Setup
You only work with the CAD model. The steps required to do the computational analysis of extrusion is completely handled in the background with no user intervention.
- Coextrusion Analysis
Click2Extrude can help analyze extrusion of one or more polymers. Up to five coextrusion layers are allowed.
- Metal Inserts
In this release, inserts are modeled as a process condition. The insert condition is specified on the interface at which the polymer comes in contact with the insert.
- Symmetric Models
Click2Extrude enables you to take advantage of the model symmetry and model either a quarter or an half or any symmetric section of the model.
- Material Models
Click2Extrude comes with a built in material database. It also enables you to maintain your own database by adding, modifying and deleting material data in your own database. Commonly used polymer material models are supported.
Results visualization for analysis type
Key features of Click2Extrude Metal 2016 include:
- Choked Bearing
Click2Extrude can automatically handle bearing regions with choke
- Variable Bearing Start
Models with bearing starting at different Z-coordinates (variable bearing start) is supported and this will require manual manipulation of bearing region.
- Charge Weld Analysis
With a click of a button, any model can be submitted for transient analysis and charge weld analysis is automatically enabled.
- Billet Skin Tracking
While creating the billet, a skin layer can be added with no additional effort. This automatically enable billet skin tracking analysis, which is used for predicting back end defects, butt length, and any potential issues with the die design.
- Starter Billets
Multi-cycle analysis with different billet lengths for each cycle up to five cycles.
- Tapered Billet Heating
Click2Extrude now supports specification of tapered heating: axial, lateral, and radial. Specification used can be different from cycle to cycle up to a maximum of five cycles. For axial taper, five linear taper zones are supported
- Tool Deflection Analysis
This release supports an easy to use tool deflection interface. You can import the model, specify constraints, and submit for analysis. The load surface will be automatically determined. This analysis supports mapped loads, linearly interpolated loads, and manually specified constant surface loads. In addition, you can do either an elastic analysis or an elasto-plastic analysis.
- Bearing Optimization Analysis
Easy to use interface for setting up bearing optimization
- Ram Speed Control
In a full cycle analysis, based on the computed load curve and press tonnage, ram speed can be automatically restricted during the ram acceleration stage to meet the press tonnage requirements.
- Coupled Analysis
This release enables coupled extrusion and tool deflection analysis. Extrusion analysis is performed by HX solver and it will automatically call OptiStruct to perform tool deflection analysis. Results from tool deflection analysis is used to consider the effect of deflection on bearing gap opening and thereby, on the predicted profile nose cone.
- Press Database
Allows you to load press data. It enables Click2Extrude to verify data consistency and check whether the extrusion assembly under study works with the selected press.
Results visualization for analysis types.
Founded in 1985, Altair is focused on the development and application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA with more than 45 offices throughout 20 countries, and serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments.
Product: solidThinking Click2Extrude Metal/Polymer
Version: 2016 Build 2235
Supported Architectures: 64bit
Website Home Page : http://www.solidthinking.com
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even / 8.x / 10
Size: 1.9 Gb