What does your plug do for you?


Finite element analysis (FEA) simulations of the thermoforming process will accurately predict the final material thickness distribution in a product, if the analysis is properly set-up. However, the real purpose of simulations is to assist in the design of the process and product. Simulations can be used to determine the best type of thermoforming process for a given product, develop the optimum geometry of a plug assist, and determine the resulting material distribution to be used in a structural analysis of a product.