AutoForm Innovations

AutoForm software is well-known for its highly intuitive user interface, accurate results, short computation times and reliable, practical use in design, engineering and production environments.

The powerful combination of accuracy, speed and user-friendliness produces revolutionary time and cost savings, and has made AutoForm the leading software in its field. Over the last twenty years, AutoForm’s innovations have repeatedly revolutionized the die-making and sheet metal forming industries.

Looking to the future, there are still many sheet metal forming challenges to be addressed in the automotive industry. There is a great potential for improvements in other industries as well, for example, in aerospace, packaging, medical and electrical appliances, kitchenware, etc. AutoForm offers users the support they need to make the right decisions along the entire sheet metal forming process chain.

Innovations

2018

2018

Mobile Digital Tryout:
Integration of Industry 4.0 practice into the daily work process at tool shops

2015

2015

Efficient Planning of Hemming Processes:
Easy definition of tool geometry and tool kinematics as well as fast process simulation in 4 hours instead of 4 days

2013

2013

Adaptive Line Beads:
Increased accuracy and computing speed

2012

2012

Usage of Company Standards:
Efficient usage and management of individual company standards

2012

2012

Semi-Automatic Results Evaluation:
Easy and fast issues identification and interpretation

2011

2011

Systematic Process Improvement (SPI):
New approach for systematic and reliable process engineering

2009

2009

Comprehensive Digital Process Planning:
Simultaneous consideration of function, quality, lead time and cost

2007

2007

Process Plan:
Standardized and cost-optimized process plan

2005

2005

Robust Manufacturing:
Reduction of scrap and reject rates in stamping operations

2003

2003

Cost-Optimized Nesting of Blanks:
Minimization of material costs and material usage

2003

2003

Tool and Process Design of Hydroformed Parts:
Part geometry analysis and forming simulations in 1 day

2000

2000

Rapid Die Face Design:
Validated die face design in ½ day instead of 1 week

1995

1995

Rapid and Accurate Stamping Simulation:
Sheet metal forming simulations in 2 hours instead of 2 days