Initialize extrusion tooling temperature

Extrusion toolings are pre-heated before they are loaded into the extrusion press. If extrusion toolings are not heated to the correct temperature then there is the risk of premature die failure, incorrect metal flow, and sticking billets. Most extrusion plants set the die oven at a fixed temperature in the range 450 – 500 °C and rely on time to control the temperature.

The benefit of preheating:


Depending on need, the extrusion die can be preheated to a uniform temperature or non-uniform temperature. HyperXtrude allows simulating the extrusion process with both conditions. 

Option 1: Preheat die to a uniform temperature

Option 2: Preheat die to non-uniform temperature