October 14, 2013
AutoForm Eng. GmbH has introduced AutoFormplus R5 software for sheet metal forming. It provides a variety of features for digital planning and validation of sheet metal processes and parts.
New section plots allow for results to be charted along selected geometry sections, and a newly developed issue type for semiautomatic result evaluation allows the user to track the draw-in location and its progression. The digital stoning analysis has been enhanced to make evaluation and visualization of surface imperfections easier and more accurate.
The software also extends systematic process improvement. With the software, users can evaluate which design parameters influence the part quality and to what extent, in both conventional and hot-forming processes. Design parameters that have the most influence on the stamped part can be identified during the process and part design stages. Users can make necessary adjustments to improve the forming process by specifying sophisticated quality criteria such as surface defects and draw-in issues.