AutoForm R8. Streamlined Digital Process Chain

AutoForm R8 is our latest software version. This release brings new features and important enhancements to support customers in streamlining the digital process chain. It is particularly beneficial for users working on topics related to progressive dies, springback compensation as well as on parts produced from patchwork blanks.
AutoForm R8 leads to improved strip layout definition: First, users can define the layout for a single or double part and then, they can quickly evaluate and compare different nesting options. This software version allows for the easy prediction of potential blank shape and nesting, the minimization of material usage as well as the early prediction of part costs. In addition, the new feature for webs design enables users not only to use predefined shapes but also to model desired shapes with just a few commands.
This software version also offers more options for springback compensation. AutoForm R8 allows engineers to use real measurements, rather than virtual ones, for compensation. As the compensation is based on arbitrary geometries, part simulation results are not required. As a result, tools can be compensated using external data from various sources, such as measurement, hemming simulation or assembly simulation. This flexibility in sourcing data for springback compensation allows users to increase their use case coverage.
Finally, AutoForm R8 enables users to engineer a feasible stamping process for patchwork blanks. Simulation can now be used as a reliable means to estimate part formability and to test various sizes and configurations of patchwork blanks.