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.
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.
Multi-cycle analysis with different billet lengths for each cycle up to five cycles. Tapered Billet HeatingClick2Extrude 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.
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.
Click2Extrude can help analyze extrusion of one or more polymers. Up to five coextrusion layers are allowed.
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.
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.
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.