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The Importance of Material Cards for Sheet Metal Simulation

Insight Article on Successful Simulation with Material Cards by Andrew Walker, Technical Product Manager AutoForm If there were a holy trinity for metal forming simulation work...

EXPERT INTERVIEW: What is Accuracy in Finite Element Simulation and What...

Interview with Bernd Glasbrenner Senior Process Consultant at AutoForm All the Little Details involving Stamping Simulation and Tool Tryout that Amount to the Totality of...

ProcessDesignerforCATIA – A new tool design methodology in the CATIA environment...

Hello community! In today’s blog post we go “behind the scene” of AutoForm-ProcessDesignerforCATIA creation process with three AutoForm leading figures. What inspired a company leader...

Inside AutoForm-TryoutAssistant an Interview with Dimitris Servis and Michael Stippak

Welcome readers and new fans to the AutoForm blog. In this blog post we interview two experts from AutoForm: Dimitris Servis, Development Team Leader (Ds)...

Three Years Running Without Splits for Volvo Trucks! The Results of...

Case Study from Volvo Trucks on Improving Three Parts Using AutoForm-Sigma for a Firewall Panel, Side Roof Panel & a Front Reinforcement for the...

Another Link Forged for the Digital Process Chain – AutoForm-TryoutAssistant

Is Industry 4.0 Already Here? Talking about communicating, transferring information or data in an era where these functionalities have been made simpler than ever may...

Hotforming Simulation for Aluminum Alloys by an AutoForm Customer – Constellium...

This blog post introduces a new series of articles coming out of the French AutoForm world. Below you’ll see real results for the simulation...

Reverse Engineering Tribology Measures into Simulation at Skoda

Validating the Tribology Argument Through a Customer Project A recent project took place between Skoda and TriboForm. What’s so fascinating about this project was that TriboForm...

SUCCESS! 78% reduction of number of parts, and 15% weight-reduction in...

Applying Simulation to the Unified Forming of a Hollow & Arch-shaped Side Frame With more articles coming out of Japan this blog post brings a case...

The Challenge of Compensation: The Use of the Draw-Shell Method

How to 'Read the Signs' in Secondary Tool Compensation In the sheet metal forming industry the compensation of surface as countermeasure of the springback effect...

Simulation Speed & Accuracy at the Same Time?

Setting the Record Straight on Accuracy in Japan An Interview with Bart Carleer PhD Corporate Technical Director Following our last post on '85% Accuracy Rate...

85% Accuracy Rate Realized During First Tryouts with AutoForm Customer: Fabest...

A Case Study from Japan - Implementing AutoFormplus R5 and AutoForm-DieDesignerplusAutoForm has a store of success stories from Japan which have not seen the light...

Increasing Stamping Process Stability by 40%! Phillips, Opel, TriboForm and Others...

Accounting for the 1000th Stroke in the ASPECT Project Right now TriboForm is undertaking an ambitious project that started in May 2016. Twelve European industrial...

Simulating Warm and Hotforming Processes of Aluminium Alloys

Do You Really Need to Account for Phase Changes During Warm & Hot Forming of Aluminum? One of the numerous topics discussed at the CHS2 conference...

WORST Case Material: Not the BEST OPTION

Withstanding Variations in Sheet Metal Properties to Achieve Robust Stamping Processes When you design a component (of an automobile, household machines, or anything) you want to...

Dassault Systemes & AutoForm: Successful Tool Design at Volkswagen

Revisiting Volkswagen’s Tool Shop Selection of ProcessDesignerforCATIA  as Their Tool of Choice During the past decades AutoForm created solutions to cover the engineering of car...

Systematic Process Improvement – Say Goodbye to Trial and Error

How Simulation Get's it Right A Look at Simulation Results for Optimal Split Removal Cars that carry a certain ‘prestige’ are built to appeal to their...

Tribology Enters Simulation – How TriboForm Transformed a Consulting Solution into...

An Interview with Jan Harmen Wiebenga with the Inside Story Following our last post we wanted to go more into the TriboForm story. It was...

Assembly Simulation & Forming Simulation – How Burkhard Ravagni LEFT AutoForm...

The Inside Scoop of HOW Assembly and Forming Simulations Together Create a Better World for Auto Manufacturers Some people you never see again. They leave looking...

Want Training for AutoForm-ProcessDesignerforCATIA? The Video Portal is HERE

The Video Portal and Community Users of ProcessDesignerforCATIA| NEED to Join to Enjoy its Full Capabilities Welcome friends and readers, For users of AutoForm-ProcessDesignerforCATIA this blog post...

Addressing Aluminum Challenges at Aluminum Week China 2017

Sharing Discussions on Simulating Aluminum in China The use of aluminum parts in cars helps to overcome today’s challenges of automotive industry such as lightweight...

The TriboForm Story that Brought Tribology Forward for Simulation Companies

From University Research Project to International Success How Two Young Guys Captured the Simulation Market Through Their Expertise in TribologyIt’s a grassroots story that...

Why General Manager Marc Lambriks Likes Tryout and Production Map Standards...

Tryout and Production Map Standards in AutoForm-Sigmaplus According to Marc Lambriks, General Manager at AutoForm Netherlands, there is no substitute to using the try-out and...

An Interview with Stefan Davis on the Workshops for Process Designer

A First Interview with More Interviews to Follow As a part of our new blogging approach at AutoForm you'll be seeing a number of interviews...

AutoForm at the CHS2

See Our Systematic Process Improvement Approach on June the 4th-7th, Atlanta U.S.A In order to improve the set-up of industrial press hardening processes, companies and researchers...

Hot Stamping and Progressive Die Simulation in AutoForm R7

As you may have heard the new AutoFormplus R7 has been released. So what upgrades does it bring? This blog post is about two major enhancements. AutoFormplus R7...

How to Successfully Evolve Software Code in a World of Simulation

Maturing isn’t only for good wine. It also creates software that delivers the latest trends.It is our belief at AutoForm that the understanding of...

Stamping and Strawberry Pies Done Right

Robustness - what is it and how does it relate to strawberry pies? In several previous posts we have talked about robustness and the repeatability...

What is the future of engineering hemming processes?

During the past 20 years, stamping simulation has brought tremendous change to the way stamping processes are defined and validated, stamping tools are designed...

How to go beyond educated guessing…

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Systematic process improvement, as described in several previous posts (Adjusting complex process variables: Drawbead shapes, Virtual...
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