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Lubrication values for simulation

We are pleased that the SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Stamping and Dies Technical Group and Metal Forming Simulation Technical Group will host a...

Material Matters: Sheet metal plasticity visualized (part 1 of 2) 

As already discussed in the post “Constitutive modeling of sheet metal” there are four main components needed to model the plastic deformation of sheet...

Success Story: Godrej Tooling implements robust compensation

Springback of sheet metal stamped parts is a challenge faced by tooling suppliers and their customers; parts produced in stamping dies require significant effort...

Material Matters: modeling of sheet metal- the “known unknowns”

Modeling of sheet metal stamping can raise many questions regarding the validity of engineering decisions based on finite element analysis. Knowing only the grade...

Simultaneous Engineering of Sheet Metal Parts

There is a long history of people promoting the idea of simultaneous engineering of product and processes. However, in many cases, the term “simultaneous...

Robust springback compensation success at Shanghai Volkswagen

Springback compensation is one of the key challenges in the field of die face engineering. We have mentioned the challenges with compensating springback several...

The Stamping System

A recurring theme on this blog, so far, has been sources of variation in production that might not be apparent to engineers when defining,...

Springback in Tube-Hydroformed Parts

Springback in sheet metal stamped parts is an often discussed topic. However, springback of closed-section tube-hydroformed parts is addressed less often. One possible reason...

Where to meet us Q1 2016

As we begin 2016 the sheet metal stamping industry looks ahead to many challenges and the opportunities brought by advances in metal forming technology....

Seasons Greetings

Dear Customers, Business Partners and Friends,With 2015 almost behind us, it is time for reflection. This year we have been focused on our latest...

Stamping Cost Estimation is Like Trying to See the Future

Estimating stamping piece costs is a challenge for nearly everybody in the sheet metal value stream. To bring sheet metal product to market, you...

In the rearview mirror

Earlier this year AutoForm started this blog, “We Think In Sheet Metal”. Our goal: to communicate directly with you—the metal forming and engineering community. ...

High-, low-, multi-pressure sequence hydroforming? Which process fits?

When a closed section part is designed for manufacture, part shape, material grade, and wall thickness are often driven by the proposed hydroforming technology....

Introduction to AutoForm ProcessDesignerforCATIA

Achieving the highest possible quality with reduced time-to-market and reduced costs has always been the goal of the automotive industry and, because of competition;...

Where to see us in Q4 2015

As we near the conclusion of 2015, we will have several opportunities to meet our peers in the Sheet Metal Stamping industry at the...

Infinitely adjustable presses, when should we stop adjusting?

Numerical controlled (N/C) cushions have previously been the realm of large OEMs and Tier 0.5 stampers in their newer large presses. Until now, the...

Progressive die developed blank and trim line development

One of the most time-consuming and difficult-to-predict aspects of die build and tryout for progressive dies is the development and validation of the blanking...

Hot Forming Seminar in France

LOIRE ETUDE organizes in collaboration with AutoForm France and other partners a seminar dedicated to "New Hot Forming Technologies" on Thursday, October 29th 2015....

Options for Effective Draw Bead Modelling

Do you ever think about the numerous options for draw bead modelling?When and why should we use numerical line beads? When is it...

Simulation Accuracy: Input Definition and Results Interpretation

Has it ever happened to you? A simulation report shows a design is safe – green with no splitting failures, no red or yellow...

AutoForm User Meeting in Germany

The 2015 AutoForm German User meeting, (AutoForm Anwendertreffen 2015)  was made unique as our customers shared the spotlight alongside AutoForm Technical Experts, AutoForm Development ...

Have you been burned by minimum blank quotes?

Has this happened to you? The sales department wins a job for process engineering, die design, tool build, and stamping production. Upon review of...

Simultaneous Engineering Case Study – KTH Parts Industries

KTH Parts Industries has a relatively unique position in the automotive stamping industry; they are a tier-1 automotive parts supplier, serving only one customer...

Drawbeads and binder bearing

Sometimes a stamping process engineered and validated using simulation will differ from the results of the die once it is built. One might wrongly...

Virtual Tryout or Process Engineering?

In simulation, there is ongoing effort to prove who can claim to be the best at “virtual tryout.” Product brochures and websites promote software...

Springback Compensation, when not to try

In previous posts, we discussed the industry challenge of springback. Everybody wants a springback “silver bullet” or easy solution for Springback Compensation—alternative geometry in...

Parameter der Planung und Auslegung von Presshärteprozessen- Repost of HotForming (German)

Haben Sie bereits einen Presshärteprozess ausgelegt? Wie bestimmen Sie, welche Prozessgestaltung und welche Parameter für die Herstellung von hochqualitativen Presshärteteilen erforderlich sind?Die Finite...

Parâmetros para o projeto e desenvolvimento de processos de Hot Forming...

The following post is a translated re-post of our recent Hot Stamping and Press Hardening post. In conjunction with our planned activities in Brazil...

Parameters for Hot Forming and Quenching: Engineering and Design

Have you ever defined a hot forming process virtually? How do you determine which design and process parameters are required for the production...

Why is springback worse for HSS and AHSS?

It seems that you cannot have a discussion about High Strength Steel (HSS) and Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) without springback shortly becoming the...
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