Calibration Analysis Overview

A quick overview of the calibration analysis procedure.

Step 1: Import CAD Geometry
CAD geometry can be a solid part or just a surface of the cross-section of the profile.
Inspire Extrude supports all popular CAD formats to import the tool geometry.
Step 2: Orient the Model
Set the orientation so that the starting position is at G=0.0. This is accomplished with the Orient tool.
Step 3: Create the Profile Solid
By clicking on the imported profile solid/surface, the profile solid is created. The profile length should extend a few inches beyond the last calibration die.
Step 4: Select Materials
You are required to select a workpiece material for the polymer profile and a tool material for the calibration die.
Step 5: Designate Calibration Die
Designate all calibration dies and enter the coolant properties for each die.
Step 6: Designate Coolant Channels
Select coolant channel faces on the calibration dies.
Step 7: Submit for Analysis
Specify the profile temperature, puller speed, and mesh size; and then submit for analysis.
Step 8: Result Visualization
When results are available, you will be able to post-process them in Inspire Extrude.