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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 Systèmes & 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...

Technical Seminars 2016 reached 229 participants in China

AutoForm Technical Seminars 2016 were held in the major automotive hubs of China in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changchun and Beijing in November. The aim was...

What is passing?

After the recent posts on failure prediction based on FLCs, several inquiries arrived through the blog and social media, regarding interpretation of other outputs for...

Adjusting complex process variables: Drawbead shapes

In Finite Element Analysis, it is common to treat the metal restraint due to draw beads as numerical factors applied along a curve or...

Hemming feasibility

We had the honor to be selected as the computer simulation partner for a recent Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) study that considered the feasibility of...

Generic CAD or Dedicated Surfacing tools for Die Face design

Fifteen years ago, AutoForm introduced a novel idea to the sheet metal stamping industry: AutoForm-DieDesigner, a sheet metal simulation integrated-draw die-face development product. With...

Die Cost Estimation Accuracy: Apples to Apples

A colleague shared this story with me: At a demo of AutoForm-CostEstimatorplus, he performed a live tool cost estimate using two similar parts planned for...

Material Matters: Knowing your limit

The Formability of sheet metals Previous posts Materials Matters- "The known unknowns"  and “Material plasticity visualized” covered the general aspects, common terminology, and formulation of...

Springback Compensation in Hydroformed closed section parts

For the continued growth of tube-hydroforming, better methods for creating and validating springback compensation are essential. Upcoming vehicle programs forecast increasing use of Advanced...

Stamping System: Press speed and lubrication challenges

Lately, one of the most frequently asked questions in metal forming simulation has been “Can your software model the effects of a servo press?”...

Tribology, friction, and lubrication: A new dimension to metal forming simulations

In our previous post on the stamping system, several environmental variables within production sheet metal stamping are mentioned. In that post we listed variables...

Material Matters: Sheet metal plasticity visualized (part 2 of 2)

As already discussed in Sheet metal plasticity visualized (part one) there are four main components needed to model the plastic deformation of sheet metals:...

Stamping System: Blank Shape, Size, and Location

The blank is one of the first parameters defined in a stamping simulation; it’s mechanical properties, shape, and location in the tool. However, many...
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