AutoForm TubeXpert®

AutoForm TubeXpert is an easy-to-use and highly intuitive software solution for rapid tool design and simulation of tube bending, forming, and hydroforming processes. The software enables you to meet the increasing demands regarding part complexity, part quality and advanced materials, such as advanced high-strength steels and aluminum, as well as the increasing complexity and variety of forming processes.

With AutoForm TubeXpert, you can carry out comprehensive virtual tryout analyses of the forming process of tubular parts including all process steps from bending and preforming to hydroforming, annealing and calibration, cutting and tube end forming. Both cold and hot tube forming can be addressed. In addition, the software enables you to perform accurate springback simulation after any of the forming process steps and automatically make the necessary adjustments to the tool geometry and process parameters in order to compensate the effects of springback. The full integration of AutoForm-Sigma technology in AutoForm TubeXpert enables you as a part designer, process engineer, or tool and die maker to systematically improve tool designs and process layouts as well as evaluate the robustness of the manufacturing process.


  • Rapid tool and process design for tubular parts
  • Verification of multiple alternative concepts for quality and cost improvements
  • In-depth understanding of entire forming process for tubular parts
  • Shorter development time and reduced tooling, material, and production costs
  • Improved process reliability for robust manufacturing

Key Features

  • Rapid creation of all necessary tool designs and seamless process simulation of complete cold and hot tube forming processes
  • Reliable and automatic identification of forming issues, such as splits, wrinkles or insufficient calibration
  • Springback simulation after any forming operation and automatic tool modification for springback compensation
  • Systematic process improvement and evaluation of process robustness for a reliable manufacturing process
  • Implementation of company standards and automatic report generation


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This product may practice one or more of the following patents owned by or available to AutoForm Engineering GmbH, Switzerland: European patents 1623287, 1665103, 1741012, 1903409, 2442194, 2463792, 2463793, 2520992, 3654225, US patents 7542889, 7870792, 7885722, 7894929, 8140306, 8271118, 8280708, 8463583, 8478572, 8560103, 9342070, RE47557 and JP patents 4633625, 4852420, 5188803, 5499126. Other European, other US, other JP, and other CN patents pending.