Altair Inspire Extrude Metal

Fast, Easy, Accurate & Affordable Extrusion Simulation

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What is Extrude Metal?

Altair Inspire Extrude Metal (formerly Click2Extrude Metal) software has been designed with its end users in mind. The entire simulation environment has been upgraded to address a wide variety of users, from beginners to experts and from production engineers to process designers. Altair Inspire Extrude Metal allows for simulations to be performed quickly and accurately without the inconvenience of complicated tools and interfaces.

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Why Extrude Metal?

Altair inspire extrude metal design better products

Design Better Products

Altair Inspire Extrude Metal was designed to be used in the earliest concept design phase. When ideal concepts are realized early in this process, costly failed prototypes and redesigns can be avoided. ​ Using Altair Inspire Extrude Metal, the entire process can be radically shifted upfront during the die design stage with virtual simulation, before any die is fabricated. This drastically reduces cost while vastly improving the quality.​

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Easy to Use

Altair Inspire Extrude Metal is incredibly easy to learn and use. Standard training sessions for Altair Inspire Extrude Metal last only 8 hours and many users can learn Altair Inspire Extrude Metal with no organized training at all!

Altair inspire extrude metal save time and money


Save time, materials, product weight, and costs with Altair Inspire Extrude Metal's industry automatic bearing optimization, visible and invisible defect prediction capabilities.

Key Features:

Geometry Creation and Simplification

Correct, modify, and de-feature solid models using Altair Inspire Extrude Metal’s modeling tools.

Optimization Options

Altair Inspire Extrude Metal has built in easy to use bearing optimization module which can start with initial guess and optimize it.


Investigate linear static and normal modes analysis on a model and visualize displacement, factor of safety, percent of yield, tension and compression, von Mises stress, and major principal stress.

Customizable Materials

Altair Inspire Extrude Metal is packaged with a material library including various aluminum, steel, magnesium, and titanium alloys. Custom materials can also be added.