ANSYS® POLYFLOW® software has been the flow analysis code of choice of leading manufacturing companies in the polymer, glass, metals and cement processing industries for more than 25 years. The technology is used extensively to design and optimize processes such as extrusion, thermoforming, blow molding, glass forming, fiber drawing and concrete shaping. This is owing to a unique combination of capabilities, namely:
Advanced material rheology models, including viscoelasticity
Deforming mesh, free surface tracking, contact detection and mesh superposition technique
Reverse engineering methods such as inverse die design and parison programming
Finely tuned solver numerics and post-processing
These capabilities are the reasons why design engineers use ANSYS POLYFLOW software to minimize physical prototyping when manufacturing an extrusion die or reducing thickness variation to improve the quality of thermoformed or blown products.