QForm-Extrusion is a single program that integrates all the features required for analysis and optimization of the most complicated extrusion processes. It is being successfully used for simulation of solid, semi-hollow and hollow profiles as well as extrusion through multi-hole dies. The extruded material can be aluminum alloys, brass, steel and other metals.
The program is fast and reliable. It works on a 64-bit hardware platform and takes advantage of parallel computing on PCs with up to 8 CPUs under Windows. A series of simulations can be run overnight or over weekends using the built-in batch mode.
Benchmark test — experimental proof of simulation results
The test extrusion was done for four angular profiles going through a multi-hole die. Use of different shapes of the chambers has caused variation of extrusion velocities for each profile*. QForm-Extrusion simulation has shown very good correspondence of the profile velocities with the experiment.