AutoForm-FormingSolver enables you to rapidly and accurately simulate the sheet metal forming processes, including drawing and secondary operations as well as springback and hemming. Once you have obtained simulation results with AutoForm-FormingSolver, you can then visualize them with AutoForm-Explorer, which provides you with in-depth information about all aspects of the forming process. With AutoForm-FormingSolver, you can simulate stamping processes involving line or transfer dies as well as progressive dies.

AutoForm-FormingSolver optimally supports the engineering process during all its phases. You can use AutoForm-FormingSolver to quickly obtain simulation results during an early, conceptual development phase and also to generate very precise results during the final validation phase.

AutoForm-FormingSolver provides results for one simulation at a time, i.e. the solver results describe one deterministic result of a forming process as only a single set of input parameters is selected for the simulation. However, AutoForm-FormingSolver is also capable of running a stochastic analysis using the AutoForm-Sigma functionality. During these simulations, design or noise parameters are varied while maintaining the focus on the quality targets set for the stamping part as well as on the robustness of the stamping.

Furthermore, you can enhance the functionality of AutoForm-FormingSolver using AutoForm-Thermo Plug-In for thermal analyses, AutoForm-PhaseChange Plug-In for phase transformation analyses of MnB-grade steels and TriboForm Plug-In for refining the tribological model used for the simulation.

Benefits and Key Features

  • Simulation of line and progressive die stamping
  • Rapid and accurate simulation of deep drawing, restriking, trimming and flanging operations as well as hemming
  • Accurate springback simulation
  • Deep insight into all stamping process operations
  • Rapid verification of new process concepts for quality and cost improvements
  • Reduced computing time by taking advantage of SMP or MPP parallel processing technology
  • Enhancement options to include thermal effects, phase transformations as well as tribological refinement


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