Sheet Metal Design & Forming Simulation Solution
With our die face design and sheet metal forming simulation software called PAM-STAMP, engineers can design, optimize and verify sheet metal forming processes on computer. PAM-STAMP covers cold, warm and hot sheet metal and tube forming processes, patched and tailored blanks, and is used in all metal forming industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, and appliance.
At the quoting stage, users can determine blank outlines and optimum nesting for material cost estimation, and quickly develop draw sheet metal forming dies. In the feasibility phase, die designers can model tool surfaces based on B-Spline geometry, and engineer a successful forming process without cracks and wrinkles, to specifications, including hemming, trim development and trim line and blank shape optimization. In the validation phase, engineers can precisely estimate springback, compensate the dies in the drawing operation or across multi-operations, and detect and visualize cosmetic defects just as they would on the shop floor. There is no difference in any of the software settings between the feasibility and validation phase, which ensures the best possible result quality.
But we do not stop here..
Validation of the cooling efficiency of 3D tools in a press hardening process is possible with a heat transfer or a true fluid-flow (CFD) analysis. Also, since manufacturing affects material properties, which in turn affect product performance, the results of a forming process can be used to engineer a welding assembly process, with the goal to keep the assembly within tolerances and improve product performance. Finally, engineers can display and review the findings in a virtual reality environment. Virtual Prototyping ensures that component manufacturing and assembly processes deliver the designed product specifications and performance – on time, and within budget. ESI provides complete solutions for virtual prototyping of lightweight designs that deliver as good as real prototypes so designers can make the right decisions.
Read Engineering.com’s article “Die Face Design Solution Cuts Tooling Development Time” to learn more about PAM-STAMP.
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