Software delivers detailed formability analysis

November 9, 2004

Forming Technologies Inc. has introduced CATSTAMP, CAA V5-based software that provides CATIA V5 users with detailed formability analysis for evaluating and validating stamped components and draw die developments.

Formability analysis considers conditions for material properties, friction, blank holder force, pressure pad, drawbeads, curved binder, and pilot holes. The software identifies splitting, wrinkling, and thinning within the familiar CATIA workbenches using analysis results such as safety zone, forming zone, FLD, splitting, thinning, wrinkling, and thickening.

The software generates NASTRAN and LS-DYNA files containing thickness and strain results for input to downstream CAE applications, such as vehicle impact simulation. Results are stored in the CATAnalysis file, which integrates fully into Dassault Systèmes' PLM environment.

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