Tool Deflection Analysis Overview

A quick overview of the tool deflection analysis procedure.

Step 1: Import CAD Geometry
  • Import tool assembly as solids.
  • Inspire Extrude supports all popular CAD formats to import the tool geometry.
  • Work with metric or British unit system, however this is not a must.
Step 2: Simplify Geometry [optional]
  • Delete extraneous lines, surfaces, and other components in the model.
  • Remove unnecessary features such as holes used for instrumentation, etc. This will simplify meshing and reduce the mesh size.
Step 3: Create/Edit/Modify Load Faces
  • Inspire Extrude will automatically identify the load surfaces by detecting where the workpiece will come in contact with tool geometry. You can add or remove identified load faces before running the simulation.
Step 4: Create Constraints and Loads
  • Create constraints on appropriate surfaces.
Step 5: Select Material
  • Select one tool material.
  • You can also assign different tool material to tool parts.
Step 6: Submit for Analysis
  • Save the model in a new folder. If you used mapped loads, you must copy the loads file from extrusion analysis to this solve.
  • Inspire Extrude automatically manages the run submission based on the settings.
  • Select mesh options (default is medium and first order) and submit the job for analysis. You can also use the existing mesh file and submit the job for analysis.
  • When results are available, you will be able post-process them in Inspire Extrude or in HyperView. Please note that in this release, results are presented in SI units.