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 of the metal part is a practical and common technique used since “the dawn of…

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AutoForm’s 2017 Survey – Voice of the Customer Given the need to improve services in line with customer demand and feature request AutoForm carries out its customer satisfaction survey periodically. Since the last feedback was obtained in 2014 AutoForm has…

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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 Realised in First Tryouts‘ this blog post continues to publish our never before seen Japanese…

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A Case Study from Japan – Implementing AutoFormplus R5 and AutoForm-DieDesignerplus AutoForm has a store of success stories from Japan which have not seen the light of day in the English speaking world. This blog post introduces the first release of…

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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 and academic partners have joined. Their project is ambitious in that it aims to allow…

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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 in Atlanta in June of this year was the warm- and hotforming of aluminum…

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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 be sure that this part would be safe under worst conditions (car crash, bad…

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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 body parts along the  entire process chain, acquiring  an impressive know-how and establishment in the…

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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 buyers through their style. It’s no wonder therefore that in order to be successful…

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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 after all fascinating to find out how two young entrepreneurs transformed their research into a…

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