Case Study from Volvo Trucks on Improving Three Parts Using AutoForm-Sigma for a Firewall Panel, Side Roof Panel & a Front Reinforcement for the Back Cabin – the Results are in! Today’s blog post is special in that it introduces…

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This blog post introduces a new series of articles coming out of the French AutoForm world. Below you’ll see real results for the simulation of hotforming of aluminum alloys . Today’s featured metal forming company is Constellium, a leading supplier…

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Applying Simulation to the Unified Forming of a Hollow & Arch-shaped Side Frame With more articles coming out of Japan this blog post brings a case study to the English speaking world for the first time. Chiyoda Kogyo Co. Ltd is…

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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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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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In the rearview mirror

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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