With more than 50 OEMs and over 1000 suppliers as customers, AutoForm is recognized as a key strategic partner in the die-making and sheet metal forming industries. Customers rely on AutoForm to deliver innovative technology that produces real improvements in cost, quality and time.

Philipp Nüschen, Manager Engineering at HERU Werkzeugbau GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

“Without AutoForm, almost everything that we do in the field of sheet metal forming today would not be possible. With this modular system, we are able to support all of the important stages of our processes, from process engineering and calculation in the quotation phase to generation of die faces.”

Source: BLECH 04/2020


Thomas Teipel, Manager Technical Sales at HERU Werkzeugbau GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

“Quotations have also become more precise and more reliable in terms of calculations, which is a decisive factor for us. The entire process runs much more smoothly and deadlines are no longer endangered. We can now give our customers binding deadlines for high-quality parts.”

“In addition, we have increased the quality of the parts while at the same time reducing the number of correction loops, which often accounted for 40 percent of throughput times. We are now up to five times faster in simulation and quotation preparation.”

Source: BLECH 04/2020


Eduardo Oliveira, CEO at EPALFER, Portugal

“With AutoForm software, we are able to successfully deal with complex part geometries, modern materials, tight deadline requirements and high quality demands.”

“With AutoForm software, we are able to reach a new level of competitiveness and better serve our customers.”

“By using AutoForm software, we are faster and more accurate than ever before. At the same time, we are able to save time and cost, which is of great value for us as well as for our customers.”

Source: ISMR April 2020


Kristoffer Trana, Technical Expert, Stamping Feasibility at Volvo Car Group, Sweden

“The most powerful thing about AutoForm software is that it takes away much of the pain of the classical finite elements and lets you work with the creative stuff to think how to manufacture the part and determine the process (and not worry about how to do the simulation). This is quite important.”

“We need to decrease the time spent on making die sets etc. It takes too long to simulate/model the complete process, on the CAD side, and more needs to be done, faster. AutoForm-DieDesigner helps us to do this in certain applications for simultaneous engineering work. This saves us a huge amount of time (probably 50% or more of time) for geometry creation.”

Source: ISMR October 2019


Beñat Sedano, Forming Team Engineer at Gestamp Chassis, Spain

“It is a very intuitive tool for creating processes and the commands that are used are very versatile. Since it is a program designed specifically for the metal stamping sector, it allows us to save time at the same time as optimizing the design. With just two AutoForm-ProcessDesignerforCATIA editors we are able to extend facets creating most of the draw die.”

Source: AutoRevista diciembre 2018


Elio Falco, CEO at FARA Stampi S.r.l., Italy

“AutoForm solutions applied to progressive die design has allowed us to evolve from handcrafted processes to an industrialised method.”

“Truth be told, thanks to AutoForm, we expanded the variety of parts we produce today, and thus extended our market.”

“We now produce parts that we could never have produced without AutoForm simulation in short amounts of time.”

“No matter what happens, I can definitely say that AutoForm is an integral part of the DNA of our company, and will always be part of it, as long as this company is in business.”

Source: ISMR October 2018


Steve Hackett, Engineering/Technical Consultant at Whiston Engineering, UK

“We have been using AutoForm simulation software successfully for many years. .... Time is the enemy of the toolmaker – there is never enough of it. Priorities for us are speed, accuracy, ease of use, cost savings and overall efficiency.”

“We are really happy with AutoForm software – we use its DieDesigner, Trim and Sigma modules. We are also looking at using its hemming software in the future.”

Source: ISMR January 2018


Giovanni Costa, project leader for the A/SP Hemming of Thin Gauge AHSS team and corporate hemming specialist at FCA US LLC, USA

“With AutoForm-HemPlanner, the hemming operation could be planed efficiently, and typical hemming defects that occur during the hemming operation could be successfully addressed.”

“The results achieved by the hemming team were exceptional, and AutoForm software aligned with our actual results. It proved to be a valuable tool for early product development.”

Source: LIGHTWEIGHTING WORLD, Premiere Issue 2016


Graeme Haggon, Die Maintenance Supervisor at Nissan Sunderland Plant, UK

“AutoForm has huge potential for us in the sheet metal forming environment. The AutoForm-Sigma software allows us to simulate actual production conditions.”

“Working in the press shop, validation of the AutoForm software is clear as we see actual conditions on the panels that are highlighted by AutoForm simulation. Basically, it provides a more systematic approach, rather than ‘it’s a black art’ mentality.”

Source: ISMR May 2016


Brian Mason, Simulation and Tool Processing Manager with Walker Tool & Die, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, USA

“We’ve used AutoForm since 2011, and are especially happy with the features and computation speeds. We can perform six to 10 iterations in a day on some parts where, before, we would get one.”

“We dropped the project into AutoForm and modified the process to develop the tip and addendums to better attack springback. We saw a big benefit in using simulation for this springback challenge.”

Source: MetalForming April 2016


Valentina Cavenago, Senior Die Surfaces Technician at Fontana Pietro, Italy

“We are satisfied with this collaboration with AutoForm Engineering to investigate the benefits offered by the AutoForm-ProcessDesignerforCATIA software. From the very beginning, it has demonstrated the potential to meet our needs.”

“Our objective is to use AutoForm-ProcessDesignerforCATIA with any of our customers’ files.”

Source: ISMR February 2015


Oliver Wieland, CEO of EBZ Bm FormTec, Germany

“Based on the excellent results achieved by using AutoForm software products and in order to even better meet customers’ requirements, we have decided to use AutoForm software products along our complete metal forming process chain ...”



Mischa Widmer, Chief Technical Officer at Franke Werkzeugbau AG, Switzerland

“AutoForm-Sigma impresses me over and over again. The software is practice-oriented and well thought out. It allows me to gain insights which I cannot achieve otherwise.”

“This software (AutoForm-Sigma) is of enormous benefit to the image of our tool shop and is indispensable for us to maintain our competitive edge.”

Source: Der Schnitt- & Stanzwerkzeugbau 6/2011


Bernd Krömer, Manager of Die Systems Stamping Engineering Europe at Ford-Werke GmbH in Cologne, Germany

“AutoForm software gives as a greater scope of action in sheet metal forming without compromising reliability. In this way, we save on investment and are, on average, much faster.”

Source: ISMR June 2011