ANSYS Polyflow software provides advanced fluid dynamics technology for companies in the polymer, glass, metals and cement processing industries. This technology is used extensively to design and optimize processes such as extrusion, thermoforming, blow molding, glass forming, fiber drawing and concrete shaping. For more than 25 years, design engineers have used ANSYS Polyflow software to minimize physical prototyping when manufacturing extrusion dies or to reduce thickness variation to improve the quality of thermoformed or blown products.
Because of a unique inverse die design capability, dies can be cut much faster than with the traditional build-and-test method. This translates into substantial cost reduction and time savings. The quality of the blown and thermoformed products is improved by running trial-and-error processes with ANSYS Polyflow rather than testing changes on the production line. Glass forming and float glass engineering simulation help designers to more quickly produce higher-quality tableware, glass containers and flat glass.