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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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 High-Strength Steel along with more tube-hydroformed parts.  The release of AutoForm-HydroDesigner2016 represents the first commercial solution…

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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 engineers underestimate the impact that the assumed blank shape and location will have on the final…

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Estimating stamping piece costs is a challenge for nearly everybody in the sheet metal value stream. To bring sheet metal product to market, you rely on numerous cost estimates to prove that the product is worthwhile, win new projects, select…

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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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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 cuts. Blanking is often a series of cutouts used to trim the flat coil material and…

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Haben Sie bereits einen Presshärteprozess ausgelegt? Wie bestimmen Sie, welche Prozessgestaltung und welche Parameter für die Herstellung von hochqualitativen Presshärteteilen erforderlich sind? Die Finite Elemente Methode ist ein geeignetes Werkzeug, um Parameterwerte auszulegen und deren Einfluss auf die gesamte Prozessgestaltung…

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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 we took the opportunity to translate the post into Portuguese-machine translation from Google not always capturing…

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As a provider of software for metal forming simulation, on occasion customers will contact our support with concerns about simulation results that differ from reality. When this happens one of our knowledgeable support engineers will delve into the issue with…

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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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