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Glass Simulation for Container Glass Forming

If you want to practice glass simulation for a container glass forming process, NOGRID pointsBlow is the perfect tool. The production of container glass often requires many cost-intensive trials on the production line until the container has the requested quality. By using simulation, you can compare different variants of your container virtually before production and receive the basis for every optimization, leading to cost reductions and time savings. The container glass simulation software NOGRID pointsBlow was developed especially for the container glass industry. It computes the container forming process in full 3D in a practicable time.


Choose your container glass forming process 

With NOGRID pointsBlow you can simulate the following container glass forming processes:

  • BB (Blow and Blow)
  • PB (Press and Blow or Wide Mouth PB)
  • NNPB (Narrow Neck Press and Blow)
  • PB  tableware (Press and Blow for the tableware industry)


Glass simulation container glass forming - result view of selected time steps in NOGRID pointsBlow

Figure 1: Glass simulation for container glass forming - result view of some selected time steps in NOGRID pointsBlow


Glass simulation for every imaginable bottle design

As in reality, the glass simulation starts with gob loading and ends at take out. All process steps are integrated in one simulation model. As shown in figure 2, the shape of the bottle can be each possible 3D shape. Also bottles with a handle or perfume bottles can be computed. Thus, there are no limits regarding bottle design and the user can test and evaluate a container design without restrictions.

Steps during BB process Simulated and experimental verified bottles, computed with NOGRID pointsBlow
Figure 2: Steps during BB process and different bottle designs

In the past many many glass container designs have been computed and were compared to real bottles - with perfect results. The weights of bottles can be any weight, there is no limit. The computation time depends on gob weight and is in the range of minutes for 2D computations and in the range of hours for 3D computations.


Understand the forming process by using simulation

NOGRID pointsBlow simulation software helps to understand the origins of glass defects in the container. Therefore, glass simulation helps to understand how the forming process is working in detail, which is the basis for all improvements.

More information about our glass simulation software you will find on the NOGRID pointsBlow  product page.