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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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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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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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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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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Springback compensation is one of the key challenges in the field of die face engineering. We have mentioned the challenges with compensating springback several times within this blog (1 link, another link, and one more link) . In those earlier posts, we mentioned…

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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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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 technology has been out of reach for many Tier 1 and supply chain stampers. In the…

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Has it ever happened to you? A simulation report shows a design is safe – green with no splitting failures, no red or yellow colored areas. But when reviewing the design file, you find issues that were not reported or…

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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 since their founding in 1984. Their relationship with their OEM partner has developed over the years…

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