Progressive-Die Simulation Tailored for Use in Die-Design Software

January 1, 2018

AutoForm Engineering GmbH, operating in the United States as AutoForm Engineering USA, used the FABTECH 2017 stage to debut AutoForm-ProgSim, software for the simulation of progressive dies and tailored for Cimatron die-design software.

AutoForm-ProgSim simulates the entire progressive-die stamping process, including drawing, flanging, forming and trimming operations as well as springback evaluation. Once the tool geometry is defined in Cimatron, it easily can be exported to AutoForm-ProgSim, according to AutoForm officials. The user then can simulate the entire stamping process and validate the results. Results such as optimized trim lines and springback can be exported back to Cimatron for tool adaptations. The optimization of trim lines leads to the elimination of laser-trim tryouts later on in the process, which significantly reduces lead time and costs.

Industry-Related Terms: Drawing, Forming, Lead Time, Lines
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms


See also: Autoform Engineering USA

Technologies: Management, Software


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