Hot Forming

Hot forming has become increasingly important for the automotive industry in meeting specific requirements for lower overall weight and higher crash safety. Parts produced by hot forming are characterized by high strength, complex shapes and reduced springback effects.

AutoForm´s software enables you to simulate thermal effects in sheet metal forming. When the AutoForm-Thermo Plug-In is used in connection with AutoForm software, you can consider general thermal effects in cold, warm and hot forming simulations. AutoForm software used in connection with the AutoForm-PhaseChange Plug-In enables you to realistically simulate the hot forming processes of ultra-high strength steels. When using this Plug-In, you can also simulate the tailored tempering process, in order to engineer stamped parts with targeted local strength properties.

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Set Up Simulations and Evaluate Results


Simulate Sheet Metal Forming Processes

AutoForm-Thermo Plug-In

Consider Thermal Effects in Cold, Warm and Hot Forming Simulations

AutoForm-PhaseChange Plug-In

Simulate Hot Forming Processes of Ultra-High Strength Steels

Additional Products for Experienced Users


Improve Your Stamping Process Systematically to Obtain Robust Manufacturing Processes


Create Die Face Design Rapidly


Compensate Tool Geometry Based on Springback Results


Optimize the Trim Line and Blank Outline


Customer Use Case

Tailored Tempering
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Digital Validation & Beyond
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