Altair® Inspire™ Extrude Metal
Design for Efficient Metal Extrusion
Every extrusion company is looking to eliminate costly prototypes and reduce redesign cycles. Now advanced physics simulations are accessible to organizations of all sizes. Inspire Extrude Metal is an easy-to-learn tool that enables simulation to be used by any engineer or designer to increase their understanding of how profile features and process variables interact for any particular metal alloy. It will help your team achieve productivity gains by reducing product development costs and improve extrusion quality, increasing production yield and customer satisfaction.
Make better design decisions by detecting potential defects before a die is built. Even the most complex profiles can be validated for production with Inspire Extrude Metal. Using the geometry creation and simplification tools, CAD can be quickly de-featured and modified inside the tool, ensuring potential profile distortion, damage from deflection, backend contamination, charge weld defects, bad seam weld, bad grain size, overheating profile quality, and poor surface quality issues are corrected early in development.
Lower scrap rates can be achieved by exploring process improvements on a virtual press. Simulation allows you to see inside your production line and fine-tune process variables to reduce visible and invisible defects. Inspire Extrude Metal provides quick studies of extrusion die performance, an understanding of profile deformation, visualization of temperatures in the part, modeling of the elastic and elasto-plastic properties of the tool assembly, correcting die using automatic bearing optimization, predictions of quenching rates.