Implement immediate feasibility analyses of sheet metal parts at the design stage to enhance design for manufacturability (DFM) quality to eradicate re-work and cut the total engineering changes after part design release
Body in White (BIW) Formability Assessment, Spring-back Analysis and Blank Shape Development
- Supports users to calculate part and process feasibility quickly and easily as well as define blank shape and spring back for sheet metal components.
- Recognizes formability challenges (splits/wrinkles) empowering users to employ design modifications earlier in the product life cycle, saving time as well as money.
- Makes use of FTI’s proprietary Coupled Hybrid Inverse (CHI) solver for speedy and precise results.
• Detects product design changes that enhance quality, material utilization, and decrease weight and costs for optimum material usage
• Builds minimum blank size and guarantees no blank overlap
• Precisely classifies splits and wrinkles using Forming Limit Diagram (FLD), Safety Zone in addition to Thickness Strain, Major/ Minor Strain, etc.
• Estimates Springback to predict issues for tooling and support information for Tolerance Negotiation
• Reports encapsulate product design problems and material utilization delivering first level communication between product and tooling suppliers (internal/external)
Formability Risk Assessment, Material Utilization Cost Estimation
- Combines the power of FTI’s leading formability analysis, blank development, and blank nesting tools with dedicated product and process optimization tools that support identify design changes that decrease material expenses while significantly dropping the number of engineering design changes instigated by formability problems.
- Likewise suited for line die or progressive die components and can detect product design modifications that enhance material utilization and reduce costs.
- Employed by cost engineers and product engineers to carry out formability risk assessment, build specific blank shapes, handle material utilization and determines target costs for sheet metal components.
- Costing/Product engineers can calculate multiple manufacturing layouts leads to obtain an enhanced procedure.
Highlights And Advantages
• Finds product design modifications that can lead to better material consumption and lower costs