A new version of process simulation software from Ansys Inc., Canonsburg, Pa., reportedly offers more robust and faster predictive analysis for extrusion blow molding.

A new version of process simulation software from Ansys Inc., Canonsburg, Pa., reportedly offers more robust and faster predictive analysis for extrusion blow molding. Beyond simulating the extrusion and blowing process, Polyfl ow 3.11 uses viscoelastic and rheology models to simulate the extrusion and blowing process and calculate die swell, 3D parison stretching, and temperature and thickness distribution in the blown product. The software also provides simple thermo-mechanical stress analysis to calculate deformations during cooling. Polyfl ow technology became part of the Ansys engineering software suite with the acquisition of Fluent, Inc. last year. Polyfl ow can also be used for thermoforming. Tel: (724) 746-3304 . www.ansys.com

ANSYS, Inc.
275 Technology Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317
Phone (724) 746-3304 Fax (724) 514-9494