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Introducing solidThinking Click2Extrude 2017

Fast, Easy, Accurate & Affordable Metal and Polymer Extrusion Process Simulation

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SOLIDTHINKING CLICK2EXTRUDE 2017: STREAMLINED METAL & POLYMER EXTRUSION SIMULATION SOFTWARE


solidThinking® Click2Extrude™ Metal and Polymer are simulation based environments designed to help metal and polymer extrusion companies meet the ever increasing demands to produce complex profiles with tight tolerances, quality surface finishes and high strength properties at reduced cost. Click2Extrude Metal and Click2Extrude Polymer are virtual presses where users can visualize material flow and temperature inside a die during extrusion and make necessary changes to ensure balanced flow, while identifying and eliminating product defects.


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The new featured-packed release of solidThinking Click2Extrude 2017 includes the following key benefits:

solidThinking® Click2Extrude™ Metal Extrusion Simulation

Improve product surface quality by early detection of visible defects such as: 

  • Profile distortion

  • Uneven wall thickness

  • Die pickup lines (streak lines)

Improve product mechanical properties by early detection of invisible defects such as: 

  • Charge weld between multiple cycles

  • Seam weld in hollow profiles

  • Skin defects (backend defects)

  • Accurate grain size prediction

 

Improve profitability and maintain production schedules by early detection of:

  • Incorrect bearing lengths and automatic bearing length optimization

  • Die deflection

  • Dummy block failures

  • Container line expansion

  • Die wear and excessive heating  

  • Improper thermal management

Minimal training with maximum benefit

  • By focusing on ease of use and managing all complexities in the background, Click2Extrude eliminates the costly and time consuming training most other extrusion simulation software requires.

solidThinking® Click2Extrude™ Polymer Extrusion Simulation

Improve product surface quality by early detection of visible defects such as:

  • Profile distortion

  • Uneven wall thickness

  • Die swelling

  • Overheating

Improve product mechanical properties by early detection of invisible defects such as:

  • Dead zones

  • Weld lines in coextrusion

  • Overheating of polymers

  • Mechanical degradation due to premature curing

Improve Profitability:

  • Push production rate by optimizing process parameters upfront

  • Detect and fix die deflection, clam shelling and die deflection

  • Detect and decrease die wear and excessive heating

  • Minimize pressure fluctuations inside die to maintain uniform flow and consistent production schedule

Minimal training with maximum benefit

  • By focusing on ease of use and managing all complexities in the background, Click2Extrude eliminates the costly and time consuming training most other extrusion simulation software requires.



THE CLICK2EXTRUDE 2017 WORKFLOW

Extrusion simulation in Click2Extrude is fast, easy and accurate. View the extrusion simulation workflow for both metal and polymer extrusion below. Click on each step to see a quick video demo.



solidThinking® Click2Extrude™ Metal

 
 
 

Load Orientation

Extract Bearing

Create Billet and Material Selection



 
 

Perform Extrusion Simulation

View Results





solidThinking® Click2Extrude™ Polymer

 
 
 

Import Load and Extract Volumes

Material Selection and Organizing Layers

Process Data and Run Analysis



 

Run Post Processing

“Click2Extrude is a big step ahead in the model meshing for extrusion simulation. We reduce the time required by 50% and the element’s quality is drastically better. Click2Extrude is also easy to use; a new engineer can become independent in a month’s time.”

Tommaso Pinter
Chief Technology Officer, Alumat & Almax Mori Group

LEARN MORE ABOUT CLICK2EXTRUDE

View the Introduction to Click2Extrude 2017 Webinars!

Join solidThinking experts for an introduction of Click2Extrude Metal and Click2Extrude Polymer! You’ll see live demonstrations while exploring new features and learn how to effectively use the Click2Extrude Suite to improve quality and productivity by being able to detect and rectify upfront defects such as:

  • Dimensional integrity

  • Die line and pick up lines

  • Surface interface in coextrusion

  • Accurately predict weld lines and dead zones

  • How to avoid clam shelling and die wear

  • Front and back scrap contamination during billet change

  • Poor seam weld strength

  • Container line expansion

  • Die and mandrel deflection

  • Dummy block failure


To view one of the two on-demand webinars, click on a session below!



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