In tryout and production the engineering “boundary conditions” used during simulation are often different than production reality. Physical presses and tools flex, press slides and beds are not perfectly parallel, lubrication is not homogeneous, material properties vary, blank shapes differ,…

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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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Optimal Stamping Process Plans

To face the metal forming challenges of the future we need to employ methods to engineer processes wherein we evaluate decisions across a broader range of decision drivers. In the pas for example, many of us may have been required…

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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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Success Story: Fontana Pietro

In the January issue of MetalForming Magazine, Italian tool designer and developer Fontana Pietro shares how they have successfully standardized their process for building CAM ready surfaces for their Automotive draw die developments. With AutoForm-ProcessDesignerforCATIA users can create the die…

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Which way to optimum?

  Whenever planning sheet metal stamping products and processes, the goal is always to design the “optimum” process. However, the search for the optimum is a challenge that the entire stamping industry faces. Is the optimum process one that delivers…

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We think in Sheet Metal

For the launch of our AutoFormplus R4 version in 2012 we adopted the motto of “Wir denken in Blech” or “We think in Sheet Metal”. Throughout the launch of that version we kept to the theme of how we, at…

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