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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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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Robustness – what is it and how does it relate to strawberry pies? In several previous posts we have talked about robustness and the repeatability of processes, and how the process might vary in its output relative to the changing…

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Lately, one of the most frequently asked questions in metal forming simulation has been “Can your software model the effects of a servo press?” The answer to this question has been YES and NO. It’s YES because, with most metal…

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In our previous post on the stamping system, several environmental variables within production sheet metal stamping are mentioned. In that post we listed variables such as blank surface, blank coating, tool surface, tool coating, and blank/die lubrication. These variables are…

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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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We are pleased that the SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Stamping and Dies Technical Group and Metal Forming Simulation Technical Group will host a webinar on May 11th where AutoForm-ProcessEngineering along with Triboform will be discussed. Knowing which friction value is…

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