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Cut then Formed and Hardened at the Same Time? How Asteer...

A Prime Example of Developing New Hotforming Methods Using Simulation Tools A unique technology named the “Smart Hot Press” or SHP has been developed by Asteer...

Examine Your Countermeasures: AutoForm Problem Solving

Combining Two AutoForm Solutions to Overcome Surface Defects In this blog post Hisashi Takizawa, Division Manager & Technical Expert of AutoForm Japan, introduces the linked...

Lighter-Stronger- Cheaper: Three Awards Given! Asteer Japan Develops SHP Hot Press...

Ready, Set, Press! Hot Press Heating Reduced from 5 Minutes to 5 Seconds Power cost reduced by 20%, Facility area reduced by 90% Asteer Co....

Forming and Quenching Parts in Hot Forming Simulation

The Complexities of Calculating Temperature Distribution Brought to Life – an Interview with Michael Düring AutoForm Joining us today Michael Düring, Product Manager at AutoForm...

Virtual Tryout of Hot-Forming? YES it’s Possible: Here’s How it’s Done...

In this article we demonstrate the finalization of process conditions for a hotforming process using images from AutoForm’s unique ‘tryout-mode’ which allows for adjustments...

Developing a New Drawbead Model for Efficient Simulation

Introducing the Adaptive Equivalent Drawbead Model with Dr. Igor Burchitz, Technical Product Manager In this article we cover a new adaptive line bead model which was...

Friction and Lubrication Modelling in Sheet Metal Forming:

Influence of lubrication amount, tool roughness and sheet coating on product quality TriboForm has been a hot item in the world of social media. Here...

Guest Blog Invitation: Publish Your Sheet Metal Story on AutoFormingWorld as...

Now you can reach the worldwide sheet metal community by posting your content here AutoFormingWorld invites you to feature your brand, research and success stories...

On Changing Minds in Japan on AutoForm Perception

An Anonymous Customer Story Concerning Market Assumptions in Japan vs. Europe In a land where AutoForm is considered an obscure tool Hisashi Takizawa, Technical Manager AutoForm...

8 Out of 9 Dies Made in Single Tryout at Whiston...

Customer Whiston Industries Shares Insights on Using AutoForm for Large Panels Recently Whiston Industries invited AutoForm to view their tool making plant to see our software...

A Counterintuitive Approach to Correcting Splits and Slippage on a Ford...

Why Focusing on the Problem Area with Splits is NOT Always the Right Place to Find Your Solution – Another Look at the AK...

‘One-Loop Tryout’ Achieved in Japan? You Bet! 70% Success for Tool...

With tight deadlines what else can you do, but get it done in one tryout - a Japanese Success! Challenged with a ‘short window between...

Improvements Made TRDI-MICX Thanks to Simulation

An Overview of Tangible Results Achieved using AutoForm Solutions An AutoForm customer in Brazil, TRDI-MICX has been very successful in driving their company forwards thanks to...

Clearing Accuracy Issues in Japan: an Anonymous OEM Success Story in...

In this week’s blog post we publish for the first time one our anonymous success stories. An anon-success story covers all the engineering details you...

What is an Anonymous OEM Story?

An Introduction to Revealing Once Secret Projects Sharing project results is not always easy in the world of simulation. With several customers wishing to remain...

Is it Made from GOLD?! How Can a Single Die Screw...

Interview with Alan Stimac on a Real Life Story on the Hidden Cost of Die ScrewsHere we share a real story from one of our Technical...

LIGHTWEIGHTING PARTS: Inside the Auto/Steel Project for Hemming High Strength Steel

Towards Applying Thin-Gauge AHSS to Outer PanelsLightweight construction is becoming ever more important in the automotive industry. Demanding C.A.F.E standards have set in motion...

EVENT SPOTLIGHT: New Energy Vehicle forum in Shanghai – Christoph Weber...

The automotive industry, across the entire world, has reached a turning point. No matter where you produce and no matter where you sell, greenhouse...

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...
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