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 this product, we upended a long-standing process engineering paradigm, where draw die-face concepts had to be…

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Springback of sheet metal stamped parts is a challenge faced by tooling suppliers and their customers; parts produced in stamping dies require significant effort in engineering and simulation to arrive at reasonable dimensional accuracy during process design. Conventional methods for…

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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, running, and evaluating a single simulation on any specific product/process design. Comments on the blog and…

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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.  Here are some of our recent blog posts; please share them with your colleagues, customers, and…

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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; this “concept” has been taken to the limit. Sheet metal forming is one of the areas…

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To face the metal forming challenges of the future we need to employ methods to engineer processes wherein we evaluate decisions across a broader range of decision drivers. In the pas for example, many of us may have been required…

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AutoForm Engineering is a global company with presence in most Automotive and Sheet Metal Manufacturing centers of expertise around the world. Our associates participate in many of the industries technical and commercial conferences and expositions. These present many opportunities to…

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In the January issue of MetalForming Magazine, Italian tool designer and developer Fontana Pietro shares how they have successfully standardized their process for building CAM ready surfaces for their Automotive draw die developments. With AutoForm-ProcessDesignerforCATIA users can create the die…

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