Reducing Extrusion Design Costs
Numerous challenges exist when designing a plastic packaging for industrial or consumer product applications:
- Material costs have to be minimized. Even saving a tenth of a percent per package can lead to large raw material costs savings.
- The packaging must be structurally sound and resist different structural constraints (stacking-up during transport, quizzing of the packages by consumers, drop, etc).
- The filling process must be optimal to minimize both filling time and the amount of gas captured.
- Dispensing the liquid must be a positive experience for the customers— the right amount of squeezing for the right amount of product dispensed.
ANSYS solutions enable complete virtual prototyping for the design and manufacture of plastic packages through a complete multiphysics simulation. This allows companies and engineers to develop products faster, test designs earlier in the development cycle, reduce the number of physical prototypes required and minimize the raw material costs.
ANSYS solutions help companies to virtually design and test packages.
- ANSYS Polyflow allows engineers to optimize the material distribution — to ensure the absence of weak spots — by simulating the entire blow molding process.
- The design’s geometry (including local material thicknesses) can be easily transferred for structural analysis to ensure that the product will withstand normal stress and strain (use by the customer, drop, etc.).
- The design’s geometry can also be transferred to a computational fluid dynamics to perform liquid filling and dispensing simulation and predict the behavior of the container and liquid.
- The software includes a virtual prototyping platform that can be fully parameterized to perform optimization, what-if analysis, etc.