FASTFORM® ADVANCED enables users to quickly and easily evaluate part and process feasibility as well as determine blank shape and spring back for sheet metal components. It identifies formability problems (splits/wrinkles) enabling users to implement design changes earlier in the product life cycle, saving time and money. Before releasing data to tooling, engineers run FASTFORM® Advanced to assess formability risks and optimize material usage. It considers component or tool geometry and accounts for material properties, friction, binder, addendum, blank holder force, pad pressure, draw-beads, and tailor-welded blanks.
Features and Benefits
—Scientific physics-based approach identifies formability issues at product design stage reducing ECOs
—Identifies product design changes that improve quality, material utilization, and reduce weight and costs for optimal material usage
—Develops minimum blank size and ensures no blank overlap
—Accurately identifies splits and wrinkles using Forming Limit Diagram (FLD), Safety Zone in addition to Thickness Strain, Major/ Minor Strain, etc.
—Calculates Springback to predict issues for tooling and provide information for Tolerance Negotiation
—Reports summarize product design issues and material utilization providing first level communication between product and tooling suppliers (internal/external)