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FORM ADVISOR - First Incremental Stamping/Forming Solution

The first increment-based design and CAE solution for sheet metal forming fully integrated with MCAD systems, providing most accurate and feasible results for automotive and progressive stamping


Unique for design: Built-in process design capabilities for rapidly creating, validating and comparing design solutions.

Unique for validation: The 1stThe 1st increment-based CAE solution fully integrated with the MCAD environment, simulating all stamping phenomenon in a few clicks.

Unique for engineer: The easiest, fastest, powerful solution to bringing CAE validation to daily design process. The software is based on the familiar CAD environment for all design activates and CAE simulation, eliminating the gap of CAD and CAE and reducing the learning curve to minimum. No CAE background required.

Upfront Analysis

It is well known the traditional numerical simulation is either not suitable or too expensive for the conceptual stage. The data to run a numerical simulation is usually not available yet, e.g. the full die face geometry. This is usually requires several hours or even days. Setting up the whole simulation model is also a difficult job. Form-Advisor balances robust functionality with easy of use, allowing user to solve at least 90% of problems encountered in the engineering industries in an express and effective manner.

Material Database

Over 300 kinds of traditional stamping materials are integrated, including aluminum alloy, stainless steel, soft steel, HSS & tool steel, all generated from material makers.
Multiple steel indexes are complemented such as JIS, DIN, UN & SEA. User defining is supported without limits.

Progressive stamping simulation

Stamping velocity and multi-stages are the key factors in the progressive stamping field, but small features and high accuracy requirements in progressive die processes needs a more robust and more fast simulation engine.
With parallel calculation shortening the simulation time greatly, Form-Advisor accumulates over 15 years of experiences in the precision stamping field.

Springback Computation and Flatness Analysis

The powerful dual-solver of Form-Advisor offers both explicit & implicit method to solve the springback problems. The new generation of solver technology is optimized for different types of processers that the accuracy and work rate touch top attitude.

Springback Compensation

The Springback compensation module is specialized on springback compensation. This new feature automatically modifies the part and/or tooling surfaces based on the precise springback calculation. Users define local regions for compensation; Form-Advisor then uses the springback results to automatically adjust these compensation regions. In addition, the compensated geometry is automatically used as new input for rapid and accurate tooling validation.

The main benefits of Springback compensation

  • Substantially reduce time and costs in engineering and tryout;
  • Increase part and tool quality;
  • Improve planning reliability in die development, tool shop and assembly.

The Stamping Process Works (SPW) module, specialized for process planners and tooling designers, enables rapidlycreating a stamping process design and generating a die face for the complete stamping process. SPW is not only used for typical one stage stamping widely but also very useful for progressive die design. The application of SPW includes automotive, electronics, consumer applications and many others.

SPW can speed up the process design ten times the speed of the traditional CAD method. As a result, process planners or die designer can generate several different tooling concepts and stages plans at a very early stage and send them to CAE system for validation. With SPW in Form-Advisor, 4 to 5 design solutions can be designed and validated in a single working day.

SPW for complex multi stages die face design

Why MCAD System Integration?

  • Synchronous design and validation is necessary in a business where ‘Time To Market’ is key.
  • Works within the modern 3D MCAD systems and user’s native assemblies for simulation. Reduce learning curve for new system.
  • CAD driven simulation. When you make a design change in your MCAD system, you will see the change instantly in Form-Advisor.
  • Allows for the design, simulation and engineering decisions to be handled by the same person from day one of the project.
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