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aspects of Comprehensive Digital Process Planning, giving users the support they need to make the right decisions along

the sheet metal forming process chain. As a result, the forming process design can be assessed in terms of function,

quality, lead time and cost related criteria. Connecting and weighting up these decision drivers allow engineers to focus

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Tryout

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Tooling

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Tooling Solution allows for


optimal process layout,
rapid evaluation of new
concepts and the final
validation of processes.

Tryout & Part Production


Solution enables a reduction of
tryout loops, an increase in
stamping process reliability as
well as a reduction in downtime of press lines and rejects in
production.

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Planning & Bidding Solution


provides consistent and easy to
implement tools for estimating
groups to deliver reliable,
precise and objective cost
estimates of stamped parts
and tooling.

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Product Development Solution


empowers product designers to
improve the manufacturability
of their products prior to
release as well as throughout
the simultaneous engineering
process.

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Manufacturing

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Product
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Process Engineering

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AutoForm continuously invests in research and innovation,


applying its know-how to produce advanced software
solutions to help its customers make faster, safer
and more effective decisions. These efforts
address the major challenges faced in the
automotive world, such as CO2 emissions
reduction and fuel savings, weight
reduction, material consumption
optimization of the body-in-white and
increasing safety regulations. In addition,
competition in the automotive industry has
led to a larger variety of models, shortened
production cycles and stronger cost
pressure. These challenges can only be
mastered with the right partners and with
better solutions.

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real life applications and for high engineering throughput.

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improvement of the sheet metal forming processes. These software solutions are designed for everyday

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order to achieve a better process design. AutoForm's software solutions are used in sheet metal part development,
planning and bidding, tooling including process engineering as well as tryout and part production.

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on the most important criteria relevant for the quality of the stamping as well as to easily adjust the process parameters in

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planning and validation of sheet metal processes and parts. These software solutions combine all of the important

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for Sheet Metal Forming

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AutoForm's software solutions streamline sheet metal forming by providing a wide range of powerful features for digital

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Software Solutions

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Software Solutions Along the


Entire Process Chain

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Issue identification
and evualuation of
countermeasures

} Rapid and efficient evaluation of multiple, alternative


process concepts

} Rapid creation and evaluation of product changes for their


effect on manufacturability

} Increased reliability of cost estimates measurements are


calculated automatically

} Identification and resolution of forming issues to avoid late


and costly changes in part design

} Objective tool and production cost estimates based on part


geometry and proposed production process

} Comprehensive in-depth understanding and validation of the


process layout as well as sheet behavior during multipleoperation processes

} Easy and fast issue identification and interpretation

} Estimation of efficient material utilization without additional


work on CAD process layout

} Consistent cost structure driven by identified product details


as well as required manufacturing resources and their costs

} Rapid verification of multiple alternative concepts for quality


and cost improvements

} Valuable insight gained during simultaneous engineering


and geometry-based forming issues

} Realized integration, transparency and standardization in


the digital factory

} Improved tool and part quality

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} Rapid identification of problem root cause during tryout and


production
} More stable and efficient manufacturing processes
} Minimized number of correction cycles and related costs in
tryout
} Minimized down-time of press lines

} Increased production throughput and reduced rejects of


stamped parts

Benefits

} Efficient planning with no time spent on spreadsheet data


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} Early formability check to highlight and address potential


forming issues

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Springback simulation
and variation analysis

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} Rapid identification of part quality and process capability

} Easy and rapid definition of appropriate corrective measures

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} Early identification of the most efficient and stable production


process

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} Determination of noise and variability of process parameters

Part geometry
and process plan

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Full process design and


systematic process
improvement

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addendum

CAD part

} Determination of influence and sensitivity of design


parameters

} Effective usage and management of company standards

} Turnkey solution with user modification possible but not


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} Automatic generation of wrap addendum geometry for


reliable minimum blank in draw operation

} Semi-automatic results evaluation including formability,


surface quality and die wear
} Accurate springback simulation and fully integrated
springback compensation

} Push-button piece costs based on unique part geometry,


material estimation, tool cost and production line cost

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} Rapid geometry modification and assessment of new


product variations

} Material cost estimation for draw, crashform or progressive


operations

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} Precise simulation of deep drawing, trimming, restriking,


flanging, cam and hemming operations

} Capable of working with incomplete / partial CAD geometry

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} Production sequence and process requirements based on part


geometry features and proposed production line

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} Blank size estimation and coil utilization of developed,


sheared or progressive blanking

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Rapid Creation of Tooling Concepts


and Final Process Validation

Efficient Process and


Cost Planning

} Fast and systematic generation of complete process layouts


and die designs

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Applications

Tryout & Part Production

} Full graphic 3D approach using CAD geometry no


cumbersome spreadsheets or sketches

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} Formability check for crashform, progressive and draw


operations

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Engineering of Manufacturable
Sheet Metal Parts

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ease-of-use and turn-around time.

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AutoFormplus provides great benefits to users by significantly increasing productivity,

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users to select module combinations which best suit their needs.

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be licensed as add-ons in order to expand functionality. This easy to understand structure enables

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seat corresponds to a particular application field whereas the front-end and back-end modules can

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The AutoFormplus product structure is comprised of seats, front-end and back-end modules. Each

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AutoFormSigmaSolverplus
AutoFormTrimplus

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AutoFormSigmaplus

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AutoFormThermoSolverplus

Tryout & Part


Production

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AutoFormSolverplus

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AutoFormDieAdviserplus
AutoFormLoadBalancing
Interfaceplus

included

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AutoFormHemPlannerplus

AutoFormProcessExplorerplus

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AutoFormCompensatorplus

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Front-end add-ons

AutoFormDieDesignerplus

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Seats

AutoFormProcessPlannerplus

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Tooling

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Planning & Bidding

AutoFormCostEstimatorplus

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Product
Development

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Solution for

AutoFormStampingAdviserplus

AutoFormStampingAdviserplus

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AutoForm plus Product Structure