Hucknall firm playing a key part in new manufacturing techniques
Leading international thermoformer TEQ – which has a UK base at Hucknall - is benefiting from using cutting-edge computer simulation techniques to boost packaging functionality and sustainability.
The global company uses finite element analysis (FEA) to support simulation-driven product development (SDPD) which allows the prediction of product specifications in the early design phase.
With the advantage of reducing manufacturing time considerably, software simulations – aided by FEA - are now firmly established as a key priority for many manufacturers.
FEA has emerged in recent years as the most widely used numerical analysis for solving problems of engineering and mathematical models.
Anne-Sophie Belamine, European sales director at TEQ, said: “By using FEA to assist with structural analysis, we are able to determine the optimum shape, material and thickness that will meet all aspects of a customer’s packaging requirements whilst eliminating the guesswork.
“With the ability to predict product specifications at the early design stages simulation is a very intuitive tool during the development process.”